Fiction Kingsley Amis Ending Up

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Ending Up

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9780151287963: Ending Up

Beset by boredom and the decay of old age, the septuagenarian inhabitants of Tuppenny-hapenny Cottage find that malice is the best recipe for keeping their spirits alive. And when the grandchildren arrive to do their duty on Christmas Day, the festivities degenerate into an unforeseen riot.

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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 176 pages; Description: 176 p. 21 cm.

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"I finished Kingsley Amis's "Ending Up" with an undiminished sense of Amis's power, and a conviction, confirmed in work after work, that he is one of the few living novelists totally incapable of boring me. "Ending Up" is a sardonic little masterpiece which, with incredible economy and stylistic restraint, shows what old age is really like, and also--far, far better than any other writer I know--what contemporary England is like." --Anthony Burgess
"[A] ...a savage study of old age." --"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
"The writer who began to write in the spirit of humanist common sense in a postwar time took on rage and spleen, sometimes invested against the human condition itself, as in the very good "''Ending Up"'' (1974), one of his deepest novels, and sometimes in a latter-day social ire arrayed against the entire modernity of the modern world." --"The New York Times"
"Mr. Amis has never done better...a very funny but also a very serious book." --"The Observer"
"Extraordinarily good, compulsively readable and beautifully constructed...wildly and cruelly funny." --"The Listener"
"With seeming effortlessness, our most spectacular all-rounder hits another boundary. Amis stretches himself to the full limit of his formidable powers." --"The Sunday Times"

"His most assured success after "Lucky Jim."" --William H. Pritchard, "The New York Times"
"Only comedy of this quality can embrace such a bleak midwinter with such relish, and make the reader relish it too. The brevity, structural tightness and keen pace of "Ending Up" make it one of Amis's most engaging novels." --Helen Dunmore
""Ending Up" is a sardonic little masterpiece which, with incredible economy and stylistic restraint, shows what old age is really like, and also--far, far better than any other writer I know--what contemporary England is like." --Anthony Burgess
"[A] ...a savage study of old age." --"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
"The writer who began to write in the spirit of humanist common sense in a postwar time took on rage and spleen, sometimes invested against the human condition itself, as in the very good "''Ending Up"'' (1974), one of his deepest novels, and sometimes in a latter-day social ire arrayed against the entire modernity of the modern world." --"The New York Times"
"Mr. Amis has never done better...a very funny but also a very serious book." --"The Observer"
"Extraordinarily good, compulsively readable and beautifully constructed...wildly and cruelly funny." --"The Listener"
"With seeming effortlessness, our most spectacular all-rounder hits another boundary. Amis stretches himself to the full limit of his formidable powers." --"The Sunday Times"

His most assured success after "Lucky Jim." William H. Pritchard, "The New York Times"
Only comedy of this quality can embrace such a bleak midwinter with such relish, and make the reader relish it too. The brevity, structural tightness and keen pace of "Ending Up" make it one of Amis s most engaging novels. Helen Dunmore
""Ending Up" is a sardonic little masterpiece which, with incredible economy and stylistic restraint, shows what old age is really like, and also far, far better than any other writer I know what contemporary England is like. Anthony Burgess
[A] a savage study of old age. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
The writer who began to write in the spirit of humanist common sense in a postwar time took on rage and spleen, sometimes invested against the human condition itself, as in the very good " Ending Up" (1974), one of his deepest novels, and sometimes in a latter-day social ire arrayed against the entire modernity of the modern world. "The New York Times"
Mr. Amis has never done better...a very funny but also a very serious book. "The Observer"
Extraordinarily good, compulsively readable and beautifully constructed...wildly and cruelly funny. "The Listener"
With seeming effortlessness, our most spectacular all-rounder hits another boundary. Amis stretches himself to the full limit of his formidable powers. "The Sunday Times""

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