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The Russian Girl free pdf Kingsley Amis's newest novel begins like an academic romp but soon moves into territory that Amis has made triumphantly his own - the battle of the sexes and the conflicting claims of love and integrity. The Russian Girl is a love story, but as always with Kingsley Amis, it develops through a variety of hilarious scenes and characters. Art, literature, political correctness, and the gender war all come under the award-winning writer's seasoned scalpel, as do a cast of characters that range from the haplessly high-minded to the hilariously odd.

About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. At one time he was a university lecturer, a keen reader of science fiction and a jazz enthusiast. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, which has become a modern classic, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration (1976), winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils (1986), winner of the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's Moustache (1995), which was to be his last book. He published a variety of other work, including a survey of science fiction entitled New Maps of Hell (1960)- Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975)- The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981)- Collected Poems (1979)- and his Memoirs (1991). He wrote ephemerally on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Many of his books are published by Penguin. In 1995 Eric Jacobs published Kingsley Amis, a biography of the distinguished writer, on which Amis himself collaborated.Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. After his death in October 1995, Keith Waterhouse described him as 'a great storyteller, although he was much more than a storyteller, ' while John Mortimer wrote: 'He was a genuine comic writer, probably the best after P. G. Wodehouse ... He had a lasting influence and was a very good novelist.'

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Author : Kingsley Amis
Publisher : Penguin Books Australia
Data Published : 25 May 1995
ISBN : 0140251723
EAN : 9780140251722
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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