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Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995) born on
Apr 16
English novelist, poet, critic, teacher. He created in "Lucky Jim," 1954 a comic figure who who became a household word in Great Britain in the 1950s.
         
   
F
He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again.

R
Feeling a tremendous rakehell, and not liking myself much for it, and feeling rather a good chap for not liking myself much for it, and not liking myself at all for feeling rather a good chap.
A
It scored right away with me by being the smooth, fine-grained sort, not the coarse, flaky, dry-on-the-outside rubbish full of chunks of gut and gristle to testify to its authenticity.
N
More will mean worse.
K
The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On recovering from a hangover, "Lucky Jim," Jonathan Clowes 58
R: That Uncertain Feeling, Ch. 7
A: On the pâté at London's Simpson's-on-the-Strand restaurant, "London Illustrated News," May 86
N: Of the expansion of higher education. Article in Encounter, July 1960
K: Sunday Telegraph (London, 2 July 1967).
   


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