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

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

Gavin Keulks

Language: English

Pages: 338

ISBN: B01FGLXG7G

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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