Papers of Kingsley Amis, 1941-1995.

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Amis, Kingsley. Papers of Kingsley Amis, 1941-1995.

Papers of Kingsley Amis, 1941-1995.

The bulk of the collection consists of drafts of novels, short stories, poems, essays and television and radio scripts by Kingsley Amis, many heavily corrected. Also included are individual manuscript pieces by Martin Louis Amis, Sir John Betjeman, Elizabeth Jane Howard, and George Melly, and groups of limericks by Robert Conquest. Letters deal with personal and literary matters, including Amis' reactions to the work of other authors and their reactions to his writings.

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