Friday, May 18, 2007

Humphrey Carpenter on Kingsley Amis

Humphrey Carpenter on the young Kingsley Amis:

He was becoming a master of invective; but it had become so richly obscene, so wildly contemptuous of contemporary culture—indeed, of the entire human race apart from Larkin—that there seemed to be no possibility of making anything publishable out of it; and he wanted to be published.

From Humphrey Carpenter, The Angry Young Men: A Literary Comedy of the 1950s (2002).

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