Geoffrey Chaucer

Kingsley Amis (1922--2000?)

Amis is a noted post-WWII English novelist, poet, and critic. He became famous early on with his first novel Lucky Jim which puts him into the angry young man category initially. His ouevre is pretty extensive and I've not read that much of it. But he is certainly of the humorous and testy school, but not everything's a joke: he's not a twit. Among other things Amis didn't scorn genre fiction: science fiction, mysteries, and supernatural stories: the exotic locales of imagination that can still be lived as if true.

  1. Amis, K. 1953 Lucky Jim (New York: Viking Press edition 1967)

  2. Amis, K. 1968 The Green Man (New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc.)