The Folks That Live on the Hill Summary
The Folks That Live on the Hill deals with the functioning of a community. It studies how people form relationships and how they interact. In the novel, the root of the community is the extended "family" that centers on Harry Caldecote, a respected librarian. His immediate family consists of a sister, a brother, the brother's wife, and son. Beyond his blood relationships the concept of family extends to include people like Bunty, who is like a daughter to Harry.
Beyond these close relationships lies a circle of friends and lovers who drift in and out of the lives of Harry's family.
And beyond these acquaintances are the people who form the backdrop of the community: the tavern owners, barkeeps, taxi drivers, and market owners. These people interact with Harry's family and acquaintances, providing commentary on the principal characters and occasionally playing important roles in the plot, as when...
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Kingsley Amis Biographies (5)
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Biography EssayMore than thirty-five years after the turbulence attending the publication of his overwhelmingly popular first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), Kingsley Amis remains a controversial figure in ...
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More than twenty-five years after the turbulence attending the publication of his overwhelmingly popular first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), Kingsley Amis remains a controversial figure in English letters....
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