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Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

Autor(a) de Lucky Jim

98+ Works 17,797 Membros 364 Reviews 35 Favorited

About the Author

Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School. He received a degree in English language and literature from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1947. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at mostrar mais University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer. He followed with That Uncertain Feeling (1956), and I Like It Here (1958). A longtime James Bond devotee, Amis wrote a James Bond adventure after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Amis's study of the famous spy was titled The James Bond Dossier (1965). Amis received the Booker Prize for the Old Devils (1986). Amis's later works include Memoirs (1990), and The King's English, a collection of essays on the craft of writing well. Amis was knighted in 1990. He died in 1995. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim (1954) 5,831 cópias
The Old Devils (1986) 1,358 cópias
The Green Man (1969) 911 cópias
The Alteration (1976) — Autor — 689 cópias
Take a Girl Like You (1960) 513 cópias
James Bond 007: Colonel Sun (1968) 456 cópias
Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis (1983) — Autor — 445 cópias
One Fat Englishman (1963) 439 cópias
Jake's Thing (1978) 424 cópias
The Anti-Death League (1966) 363 cópias
Girl, 20 (1971) 358 cópias
Stanley and the Women (1984) 328 cópias
New maps of hell (1960) 307 cópias
Ending Up (1974) 281 cópias
Difficulties with Girls (1988) 252 cópias
Memoirs (1991) 231 cópias
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (1978) — Editor — 229 cópias
The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) 206 cópias
The Russian Girl (1992) 188 cópias
That Uncertain Feeling (1955) 185 cópias
I Want it Now (1968) 170 cópias
I Like It Here (1958) 167 cópias
Russian Hide and Seek (1980) 163 cópias
The James Bond Dossier (1966) 158 cópias
The Biographer's Moustache (1995) 152 cópias
The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2011) 150 cópias
You Can't Do Both (1994) 131 cópias
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Editor — 125 cópias
Spectrum (1961) — Editor; Editor — 125 cópias
Spectrum 2 (1962) — Editor — 121 cópias
The Crime of the Century (1975) 117 cópias
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Editor — 117 cópias
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Editor; Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Egyptologists (1869) 89 cópias
My Enemy's Enemy (1962) 88 cópias
Collected Short Stories (1980) 78 cópias
On Drink (1897) — Autor — 73 cópias
The Faber Popular Reciter (1978) — Editor — 68 cópias
Collected Poems 1944-1979 (1979) 66 cópias
Every Day Drinking (1983) 44 cópias
Complete Stories (1900) 40 cópias
We Are All Guilty (1991) 39 cópias
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 24 cópias
Lucky Jim (1993) 14 cópias
The Great British songbook (1986) — Editor — 11 cópias
A Look Round the Estate (1967) 11 cópias
All The Blood Within Me (2014) 6 cópias
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] — Screenwriter — 4 cópias
Winter's Tales I (1955) 4 cópias
The Darkwater Hall Mystery (1978) 3 cópias
Poemas antirrománticos (2018) 2 cópias
Geheimakte 007 James Bond (1989) 2 cópias
Lucky Jim's Politics (1968) 2 cópias
Bright November (1964) 2 cópias
Yasli Kurtlar 1 exemplar(es)
An arts policy? (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Tanatonautas (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Something Strange 1 exemplar(es)
Amis Kingsley 1 exemplar(es)
Who Or What Was It? 1 exemplar(es)
Interesting Things (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
A Frame of Mind: Eighteen Poems (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
Conversations 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Contribuinte, algumas edições54,323 cópias
O Homem Que Foi Quinta-Feira (Um Pesadelo) (1908) — Introdução, algumas edições7,093 cópias
Erewhon (1872) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,107 cópias
Bring the Jubilee (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições871 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições449 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 433 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The New Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuinte, algumas edições266 cópias
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições167 cópias
The war of the worlds, The time machine, and selected short stories (1963) — Prefácio, algumas edições157 cópias
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Contribuinte, algumas edições119 cópias
Five-Odd (1954) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Prefácio, algumas edições; Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Autor — 37 cópias
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Poet to Poet : Tennyson, selected by Kingsley Amis (1973) — Editor — 18 cópias
Selected Stories (1972) — Editor — 13 cópias
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autor, algumas edições12 cópias
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lucky Jim [1957 film] — Original book — 3 cópias
The Green Man [1990 TV series] — Original book — 2 cópias
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (2012) — Original Story — 2 cópias

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This anthology first appeared in 1962 and has a good choice of Authors. William Tenn, Algis budrys, Robert Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, Robert Schekley and Clifford Simak. There are three other authors as well. A very worthwhile collection.
 
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therebelprince | outras 22 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
This has been my third attempt at 'Lucky Jim'. And this time I did manage to finish it, in the manner of someone who is obliged to finish a particularly irksome piece of homework: without enthusiasm or enjoyment.

My own university years came at the tail end of the period Amis depicts, so I do recognise some of the types described. Socially inept Dixon himself, the hapless Professor Welch, highly-strung Margaret - I've met them all. However, in this case, I didn't really believe in them. And I liked none of them, particularly the irritating and lazy Dixon. Unable to involve myself in his quest for yet another cigarette or pint, or identify with his terminal lazinesss, I just wanted him to get on with it and get us both to the end of the book.

There are wonderful images, such as the justly famous description of a hangover: 'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he’d somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by a secret police. He felt bad.' But it was a high price to pay, ploughing through the book on the off-chance of meeting gems such as this. Not on my 'to-read-again' shelf.
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Margaret09 | outras 154 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |

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Nicolas Bentley Illustrator, Cover designer
Martin Amis Introduction
Brian W. Aldiss Contributor
Mark Rose Contributor
Damon Knight Contributor
Raymond F. Jones Contributor
Theodore L. Thomas Contributor
F. L. Wallace Contributor
Walter M. Miller Contributor
James H. Schmitz Contributor
Paul Ash Contributor
Tom Godwin Contributor
Richard Ashby Contributor
Katherine MacLean Contributor
Clifford D. Simak Contributor
Algis Budrys Contributor
John Berryman Contributor
William Tenn Contributor
Frederik Pohl Contributor
Robert Sheckley Contributor
Robert A. Heinlein Contributor
Stephen Barr Contributor
Isaac Asimov Contributor
Wyman Guin Contributor
Mark Clifton Contributor
A. E. van Vogt Contributor
James Blish Contributor
Henry Kuttner Contributor
Philip K. Dick Contributor
Arthur C. Clarke Contributor
Peter Phillips Contributor
Poul Anderson Contributor
J. G. Ballard Contributor
Murray Leinster Contributor
Alfred Bester Contributor
Theodore Sturgeon Contributor
Fritz Leiber Contributor
Allan Danzig Contributor
Wayland Young Contributor
John Brunner Contributor
John Jakes Contributor
Christopher Anvil Contributor
John Wyndham Contributor
C. S. Lewis Contributor
Cordwainer Smith Contributor
Anthony Boucher Contributor
Ron Goulart Contributor
Howard Fast Contributor
C. M. Kornbluth Contributor
Hal Clement Contributor
Clive James Introduction
H. W. J. Schaap Translator
Mikko Kilpi Translator
Herbert Binneweg Cover designer
Edward Gorey Cover designer
Edward Mortelmans Cover artist
Quentin Blake Cover artist
David Lodge Introduction
Jean-Paul Tibbles Cover artist
Michael Dirda Introduction
John Griffiths Cover artist
Richard M. Powers Cover artist, Cover Artist
Andy Lovell Cover artist
William Gibson Introduction
Hans Arnold Cover artist
Gunnar Gällmo Translator
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Christian Lorentzen Introduction
Wim Dielemans Translator
Karl Ferris Cover photograph
David Lodge Introduction
Ellen Raskin Cover designer
Milton Glaser Cover artist
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Richard Powers Cover artist
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Rachel Cusk Foreword

Estatísticas

Obras
98
Also by
45
Membros
17,797
Popularidade
#1,239
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
364
ISBNs
505
Idiomas
15
Favorito
35

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