The Modern Poets: An American-British Anthology

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KINGSLEY AMIS, born April 16, 1922, in London, lives with his wife and three children in Cambridge, where he is a fellow of Peterhouse. He is best known as a writer of fiction, especially for his comic novel Lucky Jim whose central character has become one of the most widely discussed figures in recent British literature. He is an authority on jazz and science fiction, about which he contributes articles to a number of magazines. In 1958-1959, he was visiting lecturer at Princeton and, until his recent appointment to Cambridge, taught in Wales at University College, Swansea.

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