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Ending Up by Kingsley Amis
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Ending Up by Kingsley Amis
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Apr 28, 2015 | ISBN 9781590177594

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“His most assured success after Lucky Jim.” —William H. Pritchard, The New York Times

“Only comedy of this quality can embrace such a bleak midwinter with such relish, and make the reader relish it too. The brevity, structural tightness and keen pace of Ending Up make it one of Amis’s most engaging novels.” —Helen Dunmore

Ending Up is a sardonic little masterpiece which, with incredible economy and stylistic restraint, shows what old age is really like, and also—far, far better than any other writer I know—what contemporary England is like.” —Anthony Burgess
 
“[A] …a savage study of old age.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“The writer who began to write in the spirit of humanist common sense in a postwar time took on rage and spleen, sometimes invested against the human condition itself, as in the very good ‘‘Ending Up’’ (1974), one of his deepest novels, and sometimes in a latter-day social ire arrayed against the entire modernity of the modern world.” —The New York Times
 
“Mr. Amis has never done better…a very funny but also a very serious book.” —The Observer
 
“Extraordinarily good, compulsively readable and beautifully constructed…wildly and cruelly funny.” —The Listener
 
“With seeming effortlessness, our most spectacular all-rounder hits another boundary. Amis stretches himself to the full limit of his formidable powers.” —The Sunday Times

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