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Complete Stories HB, Kingsley Amis



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Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название:  Complete Stories HB   (Собрание рассказов)
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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ISBN: 0141194197
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141194196
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 528
Вес: 0.825 кг.
Дата издания: 02.06.2011
Серия: Short Stories
Размер: 240 x 162 x 44
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: The short stories of Kingsley Amis - the great master of post-war comic prose - are dark, playful, moving, surprising and extremely funny. This definitive collection gathers all Amiss short fiction in a single volume for the first time and encompasses five decades of storytelling. In The 2003 Claret, written in 1958, a time machine is invented for the weighty task of sending a man to 2010 to discover what the booze will taste like.

In Boris and the Colonel a Cambridge spy is unearthed in the sleepy English countryside with the help of a plucky horse, while In Masons Life two men meet inside their respective dreams. The collection spans many genres, offering ingenious alternative histories, mystery and horror, satirical reflections and a devilishly funny attacks. Amiss stories reveal the scope of his imagination and the warmth beneath his acerbic humour, and they all share the unmistakable style and wit of one of Britains best loved writers.

With a new foreword by Rachel Cusk.





Lucky Jim

Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название: Lucky Jim
ISBN: 0241956846 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241956847
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Jix Dixon has a terrible job at a second-rate university. His life is full of things he could happily do without. If he can just deliver a lecture on Merrie England, a moderately successful career surely awaits him. But without luck, life is never simple...

Memoirs

Автор: Amis, Kingsley
Название: Memoirs
ISBN: 0099461064 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099461067
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Kingsley Amis`s memoirs are filled with anecdotes, experiences and portraits of famous friends, family, acquaintances. From his childhood days to Oxford and army life, his travels abroad and his years as a successful novelist, this work offers insights into a unique literary life.

Lucky Jim

Автор: Amis Kingsley
Название: Lucky Jim
ISBN: 1590175751 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590175750
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1091 р.
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Описание: A hilarious satire about college life and high class manners, this is a classic of postwar English literature.

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that "there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones." Kingsley Amis's scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics with whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy.

More than just a merciless satire of cloistered college life and stuffy postwar manners, Lucky Jim is an attack on the forces of boredom, whatever form they may take, and a work of art that at once distills and extends an entire tradition of English comic writing, from Fielding and Dickens through Wodehouse and Waugh. As Christopher Hitchens has written, "If you can picture Bertie or Jeeves being capable of actual malice, and simultaneously imagine Evelyn Waugh forgetting about original sin, you have the combination of innocence and experience that makes this short romp so imperishable."

The Old Devils

Автор: Amis Kingsley
Название: The Old Devils
ISBN: 159017576X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590175767
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1022 р.
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Описание: Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis's The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years--when "all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast"--nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably.

Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis's greatest achievement--a book that "stands comparison with any English novel of the twentieth] century"--The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.

King`s English, The

Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название: King`s English, The
ISBN: 0006387462 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006387466
Издательство: HarperCollins UK
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Описание: In all his work, and throughout his life, the use and abuse of the English language was one of Kingsley Amis's principal concerns. This text conveys his love and knowledge of the subject to new generations of readers and writers.

Lionel Asbo

Автор: Martin Amis
Название: Lionel Asbo
ISBN: 0099582058 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099582052
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Lionel Asbo - a very violent but not very successful young criminal - is going about his morning duties in a London prison when he learns that he has just won GBP139,999,999.50 on the National Lottery. This is not necessarily good news for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Des Pepperdine, who still has reason to fear his uncle`s implacable vengeance.

New Maps of Hell

Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название: New Maps of Hell
ISBN: 0141198621 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141198620
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: A collection of essays that introduces readers to the wonders and value of science fiction writing.

The Alteration

Автор: Amis Kingsley
Название: The Alteration
ISBN: 1590176170 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590176177
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: Set in a world in which the Reformation failed, this award-winning science fiction tale is "one of the best . . . alternate-worlds novels in existence" (Philip K. Dick)

In Kingsley Amis's virtuoso foray into virtual history it is 1976, but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the king of England, has just died, and Mass (Mozart's second requiem) is about to be sung to lay him to rest. In the choir is our hero, Hubert Anvil, an extremely ordinary ten-year-old boy with a faultless voice. In the audience is a select group of experts whose job is to determine whether that faultless voice should be preserved by performing a certain operation. Art, after all, is worth any sacrifice.

How Hubert realizes what lies in store for him and how he deals with the whirlpool of piety, menace, terror, and passion that he soon finds himself in are the subject of a classic piece of counterfactual fiction equal to Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle.

The Alteration won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel in 1976.

Girl, 20

Автор: Amis Kingsley
Название: Girl, 20
ISBN: 1590176634 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590176634
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1091 р.
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Описание: Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. Amis's antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to Leonard Bernstein, is a pillar of the establishment whohas fallen hard for protest, bellbottoms, and the electric guitar. And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also free to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women. Highborn hippie Sylvia (not, in fact, twenty) is his latest infatuation and a threat to his whole family, from his drama-queen wife, Kitty, to Penny, his long-suffering daughter.

All this is recounted by Douglas Yandell, a music critic with his own love problems, who finds that he too has a part in this story of botched artistry, bumbling celebrity, and scheming family, in a time that for all its high-minded talk is as low and dishonest as any other.

Take A Girl Like You

Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название: Take A Girl Like You
ISBN: 0141194278 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141194271
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Twenty year old Jenny Bunn is supernally beautiful and stubbornly chaste, which is why Patrick Standish, an arrogant schoolmaster, wants her so much. This novel about a northern girl who moves south, wants to fit in and yet wants to preserve her principles, challenges our assumptions about the battle of the sexes and classes in Britain.

That Uncertain Feeling

Автор: Kingsley Amis
Название: That Uncertain Feeling
ISBN: 0141194286 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141194288
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: Competition is stiff for the position of sub-librarian in Aberdarcy Library. For John Lewis, the situation is complicated by the attentions of daunting and desirable village socialite, Elizabeth Gruffyd-Williams, who is married to a member of the local Council.

One Fat Englishman

Автор: Amis Kingsley
Название: One Fat Englishman
ISBN: 1590176626 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590176627
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1022 р.
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Описание: The hero of One Fat Englishman, a literary publisher and lapsed Catholic escaped from the pages of Graham Greene to the campus of Budweiser College in provincial Pennsylvania, is philandering, drunken, bigoted, and very very fat, not to mention in a state of continuous spluttering rage against everything, not least his own overgrown self. In America, Roger Micheldene must deal with not so obliging suburban housewives, aspiring Jewish novelists who as good as clean his clock, stray deer, bad cigars, children who beat him at Scrabble ("It was no wonder that people were horrible when they started life as children"), and America itself, while making ever-more desperate and humiliating overtures to Helen, a Scandinavian ice queen. If only Roger would dare to show some real feeling of his own. This comic masterpiece--about the 1950s crashing drunkenly into the consumerist 1960s and a final scion of a disintegrating Old World empire encountering its upstart New World offspring--is one of Kingsley Amis's greatest and most caustic performances.


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