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Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

Autor/a de Jim i la sort : novel·la

98+ obres 17,758 Membres 364 Ressenyes 35 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kingsley Amis

Jim i la sort : novel·la (1954) 5,819 exemplars
The Old Devils (1986) 1,356 exemplars
The Green Man (1969) 909 exemplars
The Alteration (1976) — Autor — 687 exemplars
Take a Girl Like You (1960) 512 exemplars
James Bond 007: Colonel Sun (1968) 455 exemplars
One Fat Englishman (1963) 439 exemplars
Jake's Thing (1978) 423 exemplars
The Anti-Death League (1966) 363 exemplars
Girl, 20 (1971) 358 exemplars
Stanley and the Women (1984) 326 exemplars
New maps of hell (1960) 307 exemplars
Ending Up (1974) 282 exemplars
Difficulties with Girls (1988) 251 exemplars
Memoirs (1991) 231 exemplars
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (1978) — Editor — 229 exemplars
The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) 206 exemplars
The Folks That Live on the Hill (1985) 194 exemplars
The Russian Girl (1992) 187 exemplars
That Uncertain Feeling (1955) 184 exemplars
I Want it Now (1968) 170 exemplars
I Like It Here (1958) 167 exemplars
Russian Hide and Seek (1980) 163 exemplars
The James Bond Dossier (1966) 157 exemplars
The Biographer's Moustache (1995) 150 exemplars
The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2011) 149 exemplars
You Can't Do Both (1994) 131 exemplars
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Editor — 125 exemplars
Spectrum (1961) — Editor; Editor — 125 exemplars
Spectrum 2 (1962) — Editor — 120 exemplars
The Crime of the Century (1975) 117 exemplars
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Editor — 117 exemplars
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Editor; Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
The Egyptologists (1869) 89 exemplars
My Enemy's Enemy (1962) 88 exemplars
Collected Short Stories (1980) 78 exemplars
On Drink (1897) — Autor — 72 exemplars
Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975) 69 exemplars
The Faber Popular Reciter (1978) — Editor — 68 exemplars
Collected Poems 1944-1979 (1979) 65 exemplars
Every Day Drinking (1983) 44 exemplars
Complete Stories (1900) 40 exemplars
We Are All Guilty (1991) 39 exemplars
The Amis Anthology: Personal Choice of English Verse (1988) — Editor — 26 exemplars
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 23 exemplars
Lucky Jim (1993) 14 exemplars
The Great British songbook (1986) — Editor — 11 exemplars
A Look Round the Estate (1967) 11 exemplars
All The Blood Within Me (2014) 6 exemplars
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] — Screenwriter — 4 exemplars
Winter's Tales I (1955) 4 exemplars
The Darkwater Hall Mystery (1978) 3 exemplars
Poemas antirrománticos (2018) 2 exemplars
Geheimakte 007 James Bond (1989) 2 exemplars
Lucky Jim's Politics (1968) 2 exemplars
Colllected letters 2 exemplars
Bright November (1964) 2 exemplars
Yasli Kurtlar 1 exemplars
An arts policy? (1979) 1 exemplars
Tanatonautas (1997) 1 exemplars
Something Strange 1 exemplars
Amis Kingsley 1 exemplars
Who Or What Was It? 1 exemplars
Interesting Things (1977) 1 exemplars
Conversations 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions54,173 exemplars
L'home que fou dijous (1908) — Introducció, algunes edicions7,078 exemplars
Erewhon (1872) — Epíleg, algunes edicions2,104 exemplars
Bring the Jubilee (1953) — Introducció, algunes edicions870 exemplars
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions446 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 432 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 291 exemplars
The New Poetry (1962) — Col·laborador — 269 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions266 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Col·laborador — 237 exemplars
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions167 exemplars
The war of the worlds, The time machine, and selected short stories (1963) — Pròleg, algunes edicions157 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions119 exemplars
Five-Odd (1954) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Pròleg, algunes edicions; Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Autor — 37 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Poet to Poet : Tennyson, selected by Kingsley Amis (1973) — Editor — 18 exemplars
Selected Stories (1972) — Editor — 13 exemplars
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autor, algunes edicions12 exemplars
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Lucky Jim [1957 film] — Original book — 3 exemplars
The Green Man [1990 TV series] — Original book — 2 exemplars
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (2012) — Original Story — 2 exemplars

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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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DinadansFriend | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 1, 2024 |
 
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therebelprince | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 154 ressenyes més | 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
Karel Thole Cover artist
Christian Lorentzen Introduction
Wim Dielemans Translator
Karl Ferris Cover photograph
David Lodge Introduction
Ellen Raskin Cover designer
Milton Glaser Cover artist
Bruce Pennington Cover artist
J.A. Schalekamp Translator
Jan Rybicki Translator
Richard Powers Cover artist
Paul Lehr Cover artist
W. F. Phillipps Cover artist
Terry James Cover artist
Carl Smith Cover artist
Rachel Cusk Foreword

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Obres
98
També de
45
Membres
17,758
Popularitat
#1,241
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
364
ISBN
505
Llengües
15
Preferit
35

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