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The Old Devils
by Kingsley Amis and John Banville


Overview - Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis s The Old Devils , which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years when all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years when all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably.
Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis s greatest achievement a book that stands comparison with any English novel of the twentieth] century The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590175767
  • ISBN-10: 159017576X
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 294
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.11 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds

Series: New York Review Books Classics

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