A key figure in postwar British culture, whose importance and influence cannot be measured ... distinctive and original (David Lodge )
'Among the English comic masters of the twentieth century' ( Guardian )
A ceaselessly fresh and adorable body of work ... exasperation made poetry (Julie Burchill )
Kingsley Amis was a big, humane novelist, interested in all manner of people very unlike himself (Philip Hensher )
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 Amis' 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 "Mason's Life" two men meet inside their respective dreams. This collection spans many genres, offering ingenious alternative histories, mystery and horror, satirical reflections and a devilishly funny attacks. Amis' 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 Britain's best loved writers. This title includes a new foreword by Rachel Cusk.
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Descripción Penguin Classics, 2011. Gebundene Ausgabe. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - A collection of short stories of Kingsley Amis - the great master of post-war comic prose - that encompasses five decades of storytelling. It includes 'The 2003 Claret', 'Boris and the Colonel' and 'Mason's Life'. It spans many genres, offering ingenious alternative histories, mystery and horror, satirical reflections and more. 528 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000041639
Descripción Penguin Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 528 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0141194197
Descripción Penguin Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0141194197