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Father and Son: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British Novel Since 1950

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This innovative study of two of England's most popular, controversial, and influential writers breaks new ground in examining the relationship between Kingsley Amis and his son, Martin Amis. Through intertextual readings of their essays and novels, Gavin Keulks examines how the Amises' work negotiated the boundaries of their personal relationship while claiming territory in the literary debate between mimesis and modernist aesthetics. Theirs was a battle over the nature of reality itself, a twentieth-century realism war conducted by loving family members and rival, antithetical writers. Keulks argues that the Amises' relationship functioned as a source of literary inspiration and that their work illuminates many of the structural and stylistic shifts that have characterized the British novel since 1950.

Condition:
The spine shows minor signs of shelf wear at the bottom, both covers have been bent slightly, the foredge is unmarked, the pages are clean and the binding is strong.

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Author(s):
Keulks, Gavin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 x 9 inches
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0299192148
ISBN-13:
9780299192143
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
The University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
Father and Son: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British Novel Since 1950

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This innovative study of two of England's most popular, controversial, and influential writers breaks new ground in examining the relationship between Kingsley Amis and his son, Martin Amis. Through intertextual readings of their essays and novels, Gavin Keulks examines how the Amises' work negotiated the boundaries of their personal relationship while claiming territory in the literary debate between mimesis and modernist aesthetics. Theirs was a battle over the nature of reality itself, a twentieth-century realism war conducted by loving family members and rival, antithetical writers. Keulks argues that the Amises' relationship functioned as a source of literary inspiration and that their work illuminates many of the structural and stylistic shifts that have characterized the British novel since 1950.

Condition:
The spine shows minor signs of shelf wear at the bottom, both covers have been bent slightly, the foredge is unmarked, the pages are clean and the binding is strong.

Author(s):
Keulks, Gavin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6 x 9 inches
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0299192148
ISBN-13:
9780299192143
Number of pages:
328
Publisher:
The University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
Father and Son: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British Novel Since 1950

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