Zachary Leader The Life of Kingsley Amis

ISBN 13: 9780224062275

The Life of Kingsley Amis

4.06 avg rating
( 65 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780224062275: The Life of Kingsley Amis
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this authorised biography, Zachary Leader argues that Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation, but a dominant figure in post-war British writing, as novelist, poet, critic and polemicist. Drawing not only on interviews with a range of Amis' friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of them never before consulted, but also on hundreds of previously unpublished letters, Leader's biography will for the first time give a full picture of Amis' childhood, school days, life as a teacher, critic, political and cultural commentator, professional author, husband, father and lover. He explores Amis' fears and phobias, and the role that drink played in his life. And of course he pays due attention to Amis' work. As the editor of "The Letters of Kingsley Amis", hailed in the "Sunday Telegraph" as 'one of the last major monuments to the epistolary art', Leader is more than qualified to be his authorised biographer. His book will surprise, entertain and illuminate.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Few literary biographies can match it for depth and intimacy" -- Sunday Times

"This is the best biography I have read for ages: deeply
researched, crisply written and beautifully judged" -- Daily Telegraph

"Unsurprisingly in a biography of this size, he really has left no
stone unturned" -- Scotsman

"awe-inspiring research" -- Seven, The Sunday Telegraph

"marvellous ... It's a pleasure to read, and the accumulation of
detail gives a real sense of a life being led" -- Independent

"this biography is in its way superb...Well-written [and]
balanced" -- Evening Standard

Books of the Year. Chosen by Andrew Marr -- The Saturday Herald

Diary Story. Julian Barnes on Kingsley Amis -- Independent on Sunday

The book I most look forward to reading is Zachary Leader's The
Life of Kingsley Amis" -- The Irish Times Books of the Year. Rev by Adam Sisman

`A detailed, intimate life of Amis as a friend, father, husband, wit, curmudgeon - and, above all, a writer'
-- Observer

Book Description:

The eagerly-awaited authorised biography of Kingsley Amis.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780375424984: The Life of Kingsley Amis

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0375424989 ISBN 13:  9780375424984
Publisher: Pantheon Books, 2007
Hardcover

9780810127593: The Life of Kingsley Amis

Northw..., 2011
Softcover

9780099428428: The Life of Kingsley Amis

Vintage, 2007
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leader, Zachary
Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0224062271 ISBN 13: 9780224062275
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
cbs distribution ltd
(Brecon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ABC561292

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Zachary Leader
Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 0224062271 ISBN 13: 9780224062275
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
smeikalbooks
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Seller Inventory # 9780224062275N

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Leader, Zachary
Published by Jonathan Cape (2007)
ISBN 10: 0224062271 ISBN 13: 9780224062275
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110224062271

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Zachary Leader
Published by Jonathan Cape (2007)
ISBN 10: 0224062271 ISBN 13: 9780224062275
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0224062271

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
98.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds