The Letters of Kingsley Amis

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The Letters of Kingsley Amis
First edition
Author Kingsley Amis, edited by Zachary Leader
Country England
Language English
Genre Correspondence
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
21 November 2001
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 1264
ISBN 0-00-257095-5
OCLC 48453938
828/.91409 22
LC Class PR6001.M6 Z48 2001

The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2001) was assembled and edited by the American literary critic Zachary Leader. It is a collection of more than 800 letters from Amis to many different friends and professional acquaintances from 1941 until shortly before his death in 1995. About one quarter of the letters selected were addressed to Amis's close friend, the poet Philip Larkin.

The other recipients of letters included in the book include:

The publication of the book was concurrent with that of Experience, a memoir by Kingsley Amis's son, the novelist Martin Amis. The author David Lodge called the Letters "a major literary event" and the critic John Carey proclaimed Leader's editing of the letters to be "omniscient".

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