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The Old Devils (Vintage Classics)- Kingsley Amis-Used


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Title: The Old Devils (Vintage Classics)

Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 9780099461050
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The Old Devils (Vintage Classics)
Booker Prize Winner 1986. Among Kingsley Amis's later novels, this alone recaptured the flair and comic invention of his earlier work, leavened with a new and mordant savagery for which the Old Devil himself became renowned. As a vision of growing old disgracefully, this biting novel is unlikely to be bettered, with three men joining their wives in a simple ambition: to drink Wales dry, while setting the world to rights. But chaos reigns when their company is joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, who have decided to return to their Celtic roots. Soon, of course, the knives are out with a vengeance. The sheer energy of Amis's prose (not to mention the scalding wit) suggests anything but crabbed age, and this irresistible late salvo from a comic master is one to be savoured - whatever your age. (Kirkus UK)In this bilious and booze-sodden narrative (winner of the 1986 Booker Prize), Amis once again transforms insult, ridicule, and reaction into high comic art, much of it at the expense of his own kind for a change. But that explains the unusual degree of sympathy also in evidence here for the like-minded Welshmen (and women) who endure, with varying degrees of grace, the onslaught of old age. Malcolm Cellan-Davies, afflicted with bad teeth and bowel problems, spends his retirement translating Welsh verse, and meeting his mates, all ex-members of a defunct squash club, at a pub named "the Bible." These daily "Bible sessions" include Charlie Norris, an overweight, alcoholic restaurateur, and Peter Thomas, also obese, who's always on the lookout for "vulgarity, affectation, and shoddiness." All of which seem to arrive in South Wales with the return, after 30 years, of their old friend, Alun Weaver, a popular poet and, in one friend's words, an "up-market media Welshman" who has made quite a career of pontificating about "things Welsh" on TV. In search of his "roots," this "second-rate bloody ersatz" version of the justly celebrated Welsh poet, Brydan, is more interested in planting than sowing. Malcolm's wife, Gwen, Charlie's Sophie, and a number of other old flames all welcome the vain and selfish writer into their beds, thus bringing out into the open all the pent-up problems of these superannuated swingers. When the white-haired Don Juan dies an untimely death ("a rather raw occasion all round"), his charming and still beautiful wife, Rhiannon, rekindles a long-cherished affection of her own for Peter, who's been stuck for years in a loveless marriage with Muriel, a tart-tongued harridan in the Amis tradition. Plenty of boisterous pub crawls and witty chin-wags add up to vintage Amis. (Kirkus Reviews) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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