Lucky Jim

October 4, 2015 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Fiction, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS | 0 Comments |

From the not-so-merrie film

(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.


Amis pere


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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