Kingsley Amis  

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Sir Kingsley William Amis (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, short stories, radio and television scripts, and works of social and literary criticism. He is best known for satirical comedies such as Lucky Jim (1954), One Fat Englishman (1963), Ending Up (1974), Jake's Thing (1978) and The Old Devils (1986).


Partial bibliography


  • 1947 Bright November
  • 1953 A Frame of Mind
  • 1954 Poems: Fantasy Portraits
  • 1956 A Case of Samples: Poems 1946–1956
  • 1962 The Evans County
  • 1968 A Look Round the Estate: Poems, 1957–1967
  • 1979 Collected Poems 1944–78


Short fiction collections
  • 1962 My Enemy's Enemy
  • 1980 Collected Short Stories
  • 1991 Mr Barrett's Secret and Other Stories
Other short fiction
  • 1960 "Hemingway in Space" (short story), Punch, December 1960



  • 1961-66 Spectrum anthology series (ed. with Robert Conquest)(Five volumes)
  • 1978 The New Oxford Book of Light Verse (ed.)
  • 1981 The Golden Age of Science Fiction (ed.)

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