Kingsley (William) Amis Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Kingsley (William) Amis

Author of seventeen novels, three poetry collections, and more than twenty short stories, Kingsley Amis is a writer whose literary style defies categorization. In Kingsley Amis (1989) Richard Bradford warns the reader that "Amis is an 'experimental' writer, but his experiments are aimed at the sort of person who could be amused, annoyed and even forced to think about the relationship between literature and post-war society without necessarily having to pigeonhole his reactions under such predetermined labels as 'tradition,' 'stylistic inheritance,' 'experiment,' 'realism,' 'fantasy.' ... A person attempting to do such things will ... find his critical competence under severe strain." Amis's unconventional approach to literature, criticism, morality, and politics clearly informs his writing and identifies him as a significant voice in modern British fiction. Although more critical attention has been paid to Amis's novels, his short stories "allow us perhaps a clearer vision of the...

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