Kingsley Amis

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One of England’s most popular, controversial, and versatile writers, Sir Kingsley Amis was intricately involved in many of the socio-literary debates since World War II. His more than 40 books include 24 novels, seven editions of poetry, four short story collections, and hundreds of reviews and essays. From his earliest publication – Bright November (1947) – to the last during his lifetime – The Biographer’s Moustache (1995) – Kingsley Amis functioned as a moral register for the rapidly shifting mores of contemporary life. Of course such a position engendered more than its share of controversy as well. Never lacking a captive audience, either condemnatory or complimentary, Amis once …

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Keulks, Gavin. "Kingsley Amis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 January 2005
[, accessed 05 July 2015.]

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