At least that’s what we gather from this 1958 interview he gave. He also talks about socialism and his dislike of beer.
To celebrate the re-release of two books by iconic British author Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim and The Old Devils, New York Review of Books Classics and Vol. 1 Brooklyn present an evening dedicated to his life and work. Rosie Schaap (New York Times Magazine “Drink” writer and author of the forthcoming book Drinking With Men), Parul Sehgal (Editor at the New York Times Book Review) and Maud Newton (writer and critic) will all share their thoughts on Mr. Amis. […]
The book: Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis Pairing suggestion: Guinness (8 pints); port, preferably stolen (half the bottle); aspirin. Awkward sexual misadventures not necessary or encouraged, but definitely appropriate.
Brief thoughts on NYRB Classics and Kingsley Amis.
A great video of poetry being read at Occupy Wall Street is up at Coldfront featuring folks like Justin Taylor and Kendra Grant Malone. Alexander Hamilton was born on this day in 1755 or 1757. We looked at two ways to celebrate his birthday last year. Geoff Dyer talks Andrei Tarkovsky in Queens on March 11th t the Museum of the Moving Image. Kingsley Amis! Martin Amis! Lord Byron! And other literary bad boys at Flavorwire. Diplo’s got a book. A letter Beethoven wrote […]