The Old Devils

The Old Devils

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review Books,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781590175767
Branch Call Number: FIC AMIS
Characteristics: xii, 294 pages ; 21 cm.


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