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The anti-egotist

Kingsley Amis, man of letters

by Paul Fussell

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Amis, Kingsley,
    • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
    • Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography,
    • Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-196) and index.

      StatementPaul Fussell.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6001.M6 Z65 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination206 p. ;
      Number of Pages206
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1430600M
      ISBN 100195087364
      LC Control Number93042010

      As Fussell demonstrates in The Anti-EgotistAmis is The anti-egotist book very thoughtful and literate man devoted to the sound and sane discussion of literature at a time when much criticism reveals more the desire to obfuscate than to delight. Before becoming known as a poet, Larkin had published two novels; Amis originally wished to be a poet and turned to writing novels only after publishing several volumes of verse. His son, Sam Fussell, was a writer. That Uncertain Feeling features a young provincial librarian perhaps with an eye to Larkin working as a librarian in Hull and his temptation to adultery.

      One condition of that award was that the recipient spend some time abroad. And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also The anti-egotist book to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women. After he was, he would get so tight there that he could barely make it to the taxi. In between, Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays [18] confirmed his war against governmental and military doublespeak and prepared the way for Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War This period also saw Amis as an anthologist displaying a wide knowledge of all kinds of English poetry. His mother, Wilhma Wilson Sill —was the daughter of a carriage trimmer in Illinois.

      His career initially developed in a pattern that was the inverse of his close friend Philip Larkin 's. In The anti-egotist book Anti-Death League, The Green Man, The Alteration and elsewhere, including poems such as "The Huge Artifice: an interim assessment" and "New Approach Needed", Amis The anti-egotist book frustration with a God who could lace the world with cruelty and injustice, and championed the preservation of ordinary human happiness — in family, in friendships, in physical pleasure — against the demands of any cosmological scheme. He published academic studies of Johnson, and of the Augustan era of English literature. As for the cultural complexion of America, Amis had this to say: "I've finally worked out why I don't like Americans And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also free to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women. The distinction is with the novelist who merely transcribes his experience: 'Such a novelist is simply not doing enough.


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The anti-egotist by Paul Fussell Download PDF Ebook

Some time The anti-egotist book, he reinforced the point by arguing that one thing The anti-egotist book novelist does is to answer the 'what if?

Indeed, when the book appeared, its parallels with Vietnam did not pass unnoticed. He started taking steroids.

Fussell writes. John Aneuris Lewis, an assistant librarian, who seems an uncomplicated conquest. Leavis later called him 'a pornographer' and how piqued must Somerset Maugham have been when Amis, a cultural thug, won the prize founded in his name.

Library Journal Part biography, part critical appraisal, this book traces the influences that have shaped Amis' work and lends insight into a man readily characterized, particularly in later years, as a "literary rottweiler.

To the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko 's question, "You atheist? Autobiography or fiction? He graduated inthe year that he published his first book, Bright November, Marriage: to Hilary Bardwell, ; three children, Philip, Martin and Sally; divorced Kornbluthand in New Maps of Hell coined the term "comic inferno" to describe a type of humorous dystopia, exemplified in The anti-egotist book works of Robert Sheckley.

Moreover he did so with clear The anti-egotist book, and without a hint of arrogance. It isn't that Steve suddenly tears up The anti-egotist book copy of Bellow's Herzog, or cranks his stereo to ear-shattering levels And, as Mr.

So it was the most massive bodybuilders who caught my eye. New York: Oxford University Press. Amis deserves better than this.

From the outset, discussion of Kingsley Amis's work has been bedevilled by puzzled biographers tossing between the man, the writer and the polemicist ogre of popular imagination. I Like It Here takes a contemptuous view of "abroad", after Amis's own travels on the Continent with a young family.

He had previously lived in Portland, Oregon for two years. He was also an ex-military man, having fought with distinction in the Second World War. Mornings were devoted to writing with a minimum daily output of words. This period also saw Amis as an anthologist displaying a wide knowledge of all kinds of English poetry.

The book instead makes a case for Amis as one of the great literary moralists of the century, a man of letters, among the last of his kind, absolutely and actively opposed to all forms of niggardliness, selfishness, and self-aggrandizement in life and art.

He details his four years as a bodybuilder from the point of view of an insider, but also with the distance and wit of the intellectual. Amis became associated with Ian Fleming 's James Bond novels, which he admired, in the late s, when he began composing critical works connected with the fictional spy, either under a pseudonym or uncredited.

If ever he was himself a victim of that condition, he seems to have got over it. Indeed, the book's organizing principles seem to be that Amis is the only living person who cares about literature and that anyone who disagrees with Amis and Fussell is wrong.

He mixes affection with insight as he paints a highly personal portrait of Amis as writer who despises self-promotion in all its forms, savaging the world's show-offs and blowhards with a particularly sharp-toothed bite.

My own Kingsley Amis: An English Moralist now strikes me as naively credulous about Amis's claims for the distinction between the life and the books; Richard Bradford's excellent Lucky Him tends to the opposite extreme of tying nearly everything to autobiography; the late Eric Jacobs's biography is often little more than tittle-tattle.Hardcover.

First edition. A bit spine-cocked else near fine in fine dustwrapper. Warmly Inscribed by Fussell to poet Dan Hoffman and his wife: Love to Dan & Liz from Paul.

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Laid in is a retained copy of a letter by Hoffman to Fussell The anti-egotist book the book. Item # The Anti-Egotist offers an entertaining and convincing analysis of Amis' large body of work, emphasizing "his nonfiction and his literary learning, his performance as a critic, The anti-egotist book learned anthologist, a memoirist, a teacher, and a poet-in short, a man of letters in the old sense, a writer conspicuous for complex literary knowledge and subtle.

Part biography, part critical appraisal, The Anti-Egotist traces the influences that have shaped Amis's writing, ranging from his schooldays through military service to university teaching, as he emerged as a novelist, poet, and essayist.AUTHORITIES.

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The Compleat Literary Man

The Life of Kingsley Amis. by Zachary Leader. Jonathan Cape £25, pp with the exception of Paul Fussell's The Anti-Egotist (), and I The anti-egotist book Zachary.Apr 01,  · First ebook all: that’s Kingsley not Martin, the author of Lucky Jim not Yellow Ebook, which may strike some readers as atavistic (and even a little quaint), given how fully Amis the Second has deposed Amis the First in the literary magicechomusic.com, Zachary Leader’s new biography, The Life of Kingsley Amis, reviewed in these pages last month by Mark Steyn, provides a welcome occasion to look again.