9780140016482

Lucky Jim

Amis, Kingsley

ISBN 10: 0140016481 / 0-14-001648-1
ISBN 13: 9780140016482
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
First published in 1954, this novel tells the story of Jim Dixon - lower middle-class anti-hero - charting his social gaffes, cultural philistinism, inept relationships and crawling to superiors. The author's other books include "The Old Devils", which won the 1986 Booker Prize.

Review:
Although Kingsley Amis's acid satire of postwar British academic life has lost some of its bite in the four decades since it was published, it's still a rewarding read. And there's no denying how big an impact it had back then-- Lucky Jim could be considered the first shot in the Oxbridge salvo that brought us Beyond the Fringe, That Was the Week That Was, and so much more.

In Lucky Jim, Amis introduces us to Jim Dixon, a junior lecturer at a British college who spends his days fending off the legions of malevolent twits that populate the school. His job is in constant danger, often for good reason. Lucky Jim hits the heights whenever Dixon tries to keep a preposterous situation from spinning out of control, which is every three pages or so. The final example of this--a lecture spewed by a hideously pickled Dixon--is a chapter's worth of comic nirvana. The book is not politically correct (Amis wasn't either), but take it for what it is, and you won't be disappointed.


About the Author:
Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) was born in London and educated at City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. At one time he was a university lecturer, and a jazz enthusiast. After the publication of Lucky Jim, now a modern classic, he wrote over twenty novels, including the Booker Prize-winning The Old Devils (1986). He also wrote ephemerally on politics, education, language, films and restaurants. Amis received a knighthood in 1990.

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