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One Fat Englishman free pdf 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."

About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis (1922 1995) was a popular and prolific British novelist, poet, and critic, widely regarded as one of the greatest satirical writers of the twentieth century. Born in suburban South London, the only child of a clerk in the office of the mustard-maker Colman s, he went to the City of London School on the Thames before winning an English scholarship to St. John s College, Oxford, where he began a lifelong friendship with fellow student Philip Larkin. Following service in the British Army s Royal Corps of Signals during World War II, he completed his degree and joined the faculty at the University College of Swansea in Wales. "Lucky Jim," his first novel, appeared in 1954 to great acclaim and won a Somerset Maugham Award. Amis spent a year as a visiting fellow in the creative writing department of Princeton University and in 1961 became a fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, but resigned the position two years later, lamenting the incompatibility of writing and teaching ( I found myself fit for nothing much more exacting than playing the gramophone after three supervisions a day ). Ultimately he published twenty-four novels, including science fiction and a James Bond sequel- more than a dozen collections of poetry, short stories, and literary criticism- restaurant reviews and three books about drinking- political pamphlets and a memoir- and more. Amis received the Booker Prize for his novel "The Old Devils" in 1986 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. He had three children, among them the novelist Martin Amis, with his first wife, Hilary Anne Bardwell, from whom he was divorced in 1965. After his second, eighteen-year marriage to the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard ended in 1983, he lived in a London house with his first wife and her third husband. David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include "Changing Places," "Small World," "Nice Work," and "A Man of Parts." His most recent works of criticism are "Consciousness and the Novel" and "The Year of Henry James.""

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Author : Kingsley Amis
Publisher : The New York Review of Books, Inc
Data Published :
ISBN : 1590176626
EAN : 9781590176627
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 162 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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