Lucky Jim

by Kingsley Amis | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0241964350 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaritnwing of Tempelhof, Berlin Germany on 4/14/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaritnwing from Tempelhof, Berlin Germany on Sunday, April 14, 2024
Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.” Kingsley Amis’s scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics with whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy.

More than just a merciless satire of cloistered college life and stuffy postwar manners, Lucky Jim is an attack on the forces of boredom, whatever form they may take, and a work of art that at once distills and extends an entire tradition of English comic writing, from Fielding and Dickens through Wodehouse and Waugh.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaritnwing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


I've read the book at least a decade ago so I only remember that I liked it... Released at the BookCrossing Convention in Tampere 2024.

Journal Entry 3 by olagorie at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, April 22, 2024
We had sooo much fun at the Convention!

This book was caught in Tampere and will be traveling in Estonia and Latvia….

Journal Entry 4 by olagorie at Old Riga in Rīga, Rīga Latvia on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/25/2024 UTC) at Old Riga in Rīga, Rīga Latvia


Viel Spaß beim Lesen

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