Amis, Sir Kingsley

Amis, Sir Kingsley
(1922-1995)
   London-born, he was educated at the City of London School and St. John's College, Oxford. Although probably best known for his novels-his first novel, Lucky Jim, was made into a film in 1957-he published six volumes of poetry. Because of his disgruntled anti-hero Jim Dixon in Lucky Jim (and some of his other anti-heroes), Amis was grouped with the "Angry Young Men," who expressed similar social discontent. It has also been rumored that Amis wrote part of Ian Fleming's last book, The Man with the Golden Gun. Amis was one of the group sometimes called "The Movement" whose poems began appearing in 1956 in the anthology New Lines. Their poems were anti-romantic, witty, rational, and sardonic in tone. His collections of poems are: Bright November, 1947. A Frame of Mind, 1953. Poems: Fantasy Portraits, 1954. A Case of Samples: Poems 1946-1956, 1956. "Ode to Me" is a celebration of reaching the age of fifty and looking forward to more. Some of his other poems: "Acts of Kindness," "A Bookshop Idyll," "Departure," "Drinking Song," "Farewell Blues," "Letter to Elizabeth," "Mightier than the Pen," "Swansea Bay," "The Value of Suffering."
   Sources: Biography of Sir Kingsley Amis (www.kirjasto.sci.fi/amis.htm). Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbia grangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg. org.uk). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia).

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