The Kings English: A Guide to Modern Usage Kingsley Amis

ISBN: 9780312186012

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270 pages


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The Kings English: A Guide to Modern Usage  by  Kingsley Amis

The Kings English: A Guide to Modern Usage by Kingsley Amis
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Throughout his notable career as a novelist, poet, and literary critic, Kingsley Amis was often concerned - the less understanding might say obsessed - with the use and abuse of English. Do we know what the words we employ really mean?

Do we have theMoreThroughout his notable career as a novelist, poet, and literary critic, Kingsley Amis was often concerned - the less understanding might say obsessed - with the use and abuse of English. Do we know what the words we employ really mean? Do we have the right to use them if we dont?

Should an exciting new program be allowed to hit your television screen? Is disinterest a word, or is it ignorance? And just when is one allowed to begin a sentence with and? The enemies of fine prose may dismiss such issues as tiresome and pedantic, but Kingsley Amis, like all great novelists, depended upon these very questions to separate the truth from the lie, both in literature and in life. A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in postwar British fiction, The Kings English is the late Kingsley Amiss last word on the state of the language.



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