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1995 The Biographer's Moustache. The Amis Inheritance-Profile on Martin and Kingsley Amis by Charles McGrath from New York Times Magazine (22 April 2007).
1995 The Biographer's Moustache. c. 1995 Black and White (unfinished). Short fiction collections.
The Biographer’s Moustache has some splendid and wholly characteristic scenes and observations. There remained the question of his moustache. ALLAN MASSIE, The Scotsman. It was on his face now for a mixture of reasons, starting chronologically with dissatisfaction or boredom with his own unadorned looks as seen reflected in mirrors and such. His grandfather, his father’s father, universally said to have been a striking-looking man, had worn a similar moustache all his adult life. Then he, Gordon, had remembered being secretly rather taken by how he had looked with just such a pencilled-in facial addition in a newspaper photograph.
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Kingsley Amis was born in Clapham, south London, England, the son of William Robert Amis, a mustard manufacturer's . Hilary and Kingsley Amis had three children, among them novelist Martin Amis, who wrote the memoir "Experience" about the life and decline of his father.
Kingsley Amis was born in Clapham, south London, England, the son of William Robert Amis, a mustard manufacturer's clerk. He was educated at the City of London School, and St. John's College, Oxford April. Kingsley Amis was knighted in 1990.
By contrast The Biographer’s Moustache is divided into 30 short chapters. As a result, the book is both easier to read and gives a stronger impression of pace and focus. This has the effect of making each chapter address one ‘scene’ only, and encourages them to be more clipped and focused. Vague That said, Amis’s style is as weird as ever. It revels in vagueness and inconsequentiality with none of the characters ever thinking or saying anything plain or logical.
The Biographer’s Moustache. Gordon Scott-Thompson, a struggling hack, gets commissioned to write the biography of veteran novelist, Jimmie Fane. It is a task which proves to be fraught with extraordinary and unforeseen difficulties. Fane, an unashamed snob, has many pet hates, including younger men with moustaches and trendy pronuncation.
The book is bound in black buckram with bright gold spine lettering. A hilarious plot that only amis could have devised. His unmistakable style of satire is coupled with the most peculiar characters
Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School.
Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer
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The biographer's moustache. by. Amis, Kingsley, 1922-1995. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
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