Coverart for item
The Resource The life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader

The life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader

Label
The life of Kingsley Amis
Title
The life of Kingsley Amis
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Leader
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is the authorized, definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of twentieth century literature, renowned for his blistering intelligence, savage wit and belligerent fierceness of opinion: Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation - having first achieved prominence with the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954 and as one of the Angry Young Men - but also a dominant figure in post-World War II British writing as novelist, poet, critic and polemicist." "In The Life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader draws not only on unpublished works and correspondence but also on interviews with a wide range of Amis's friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of whom have never spoken out before. The result is an account of Amis's childhood, school days and life as a student at Oxford, teacher, critic, political and cultural commentator, professional author, husband, father and lover. Even as he makes the case for Amis's cultural centrality - at his death Time magazine claimed that "the British decades between 1955 and 1995" should in fairness be called 'the Amis era'" - Leader explores the writer's phobias, self-doubts and ambitions; the controversies in which he was embroiled; and the role that drink played in a life bedeviled by erotic entanglements, domestic turbulence and personal disaster."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leader, Zachary
Dewey number
  • 828/.91409
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6001.M6
LC item number
Z77 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amis, Kingsley
  • Novelists, English
  • Critics
Label
The life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 943]-959) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74029376
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1at u.s. ed.
Extent
xii, 996 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424984
Lccn
2006035012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74029376
Label
The life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 943]-959) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
74029376
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1at u.s. ed.
Extent
xii, 996 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375424984
Lccn
2006035012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74029376

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...