(by Kingsley Amis) (1954)
Grand-daddy of English campus novels, a funny yet serious tale of angry young man Jim Dixon who rebels yet wants in; despises and embraces the bourgeois groves of academe and despite some hilariously bad behaviour, flourishes.
Sex and alcohol are pursued with as much fervour as learning: it was ever thus, we suppose. But you haven’t lived till you follow the account of Jim’s keynote lecture on “Merrie England”
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