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by Kingsley Amis

  • ISBN: 0586040765
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  • Author: Kingsley Amis
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; New edition edition (November 28, 1974)
  • Pages: 112 pages
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Here is the beloved, bestselling compendium of Kingsley Amis's wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking.

Here is the beloved, bestselling compendium of Kingsley Amis's wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover.

Kingsley Amis wrote three short books on drink, which are collected for the first time here

Kingsley Amis wrote three short books on drink, which are collected for the first time here. The first, On Drink, is a witty, belligerent and often profound defence of the kind of drinking habits that Kingsley acquired in the Old England of mixed drinks and beer. Its recipes are based on spirits, the repeated recourse to which enabled Kingsley to suffer fools if not gladly, then at least with a recognition that their defects are largely human.

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, radio and television scripts, along with works of social and literary criticism. According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was "the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century. He is the father of British novelist Martin Amis.

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

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.

Everyday Drinking book. The writing is gin-saturated - themes recurring in their wet wit seem half-remembered; the prose seems dictated, with the loose, conversational imprecision of a drunk and self-satisfied autodidact. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Man's Diet, The Mean Sod's Guide, and (presumably as a matter of speculation) How Not to Get Drunk-all leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a delightful cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one.

These three books on drinking, reissued under one cover, are so delicious they impart a kind of contact high; they .

These three books on drinking, reissued under one cover, are so delicious they impart a kind of contact high; they make you feel as if you’ve just had the first sip of the planet’s coldest, driest martini. The problem with these cures, the British novelist Kingsley Amis (1922-95) wrote in his now-classic 1972 book On Drink, is that they deal only with the physical manifestations of a hangover. What also urgently needs to be treated, he observed, is the metaphysical hangover - that ineffable compound of depression, sadness (these two are not the same), anxiety, self-hatred, sense of failure and fear for the future that looms on the grizzled morning after.

Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and . The title refers to how we spend our retirement years, often called "golden," though in Kingsley Amis' hands anything but.

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.



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