The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple

    The Curious Friendship Between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin

    Richard Bradford

    Robson 2012

    Hardback 383pp Illustrated

    9781849543750   Product Code: 16457

    Amis was a husband, father and clubland boozer; Larkin a misanthrope who lived in self-imposed solitude. Yet from their first meeting at Oxford in 1941, the pair struck up a friendship that would last for more than 40 years. Drawing on letters, manuscripts and interviews, this richly humane study offers a glimpse into their cantankerous, controversial and often very funny private correspondence. In doing so, it also illuminates some of the finest novels and poems of the 20th century.

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