The old devils a play by Robin Hawdon

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Statementby Robin Hawdon ; adapted from the novel by Kingsley Amis
ContributionsAmis, Kingsley.
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Pagination90 p. ;
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16824470M
ISBN 100871294079
OCLC/WorldCa32190389

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The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis was first published in and it won the Booker Prize that year. Alun and Rhiannon Weaver are returning to Wales from London; Alun is an ageing minor TV presenter who has become famous for presenting programmmes about Wales on TV, especially about the famous Welsh poet Brydan (think Dylan Thomas)/5.

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Next story. Oct 02,  · “Kingsley Amis’s most ambitious book is neither a sendup nor an exercise in some established genre. It sets forth a large cast of characters rendered in depth as well as on the surface.

The Old Devils is also Mr. Amis’s most inclusive novel, encompassing kinds of feelings and tone that move from sardonic gloom to lyric tenderness.”/5.

Among the treasures they stole and brought with them when they returned home was a book called Codex Gigas. Not only is Codex Gigas famous for being the largest medieval book in the world, but because of its contents, it is also known as The Devil’s Bible.

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Made at the start of the 13th century in a Bohemian monastery, it was one of the country's most prized works of art. In medieval times, its uniqueness was even put on a par with the wonders of the world.

If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. The Old Devils tells of Alun Weaver, who has chosen to retire from his successful television career in London as a kind of “professional Welshman” and third-rate poet and return after thirty.

If the legend is to believed, an image in the Codex Gigas, an year-old book, is a portrait painted from life–maybe even a self-portrait by Beelzebub himself. The giant book was created in a Benedictine Monastery in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) in the early 13th Century.

At three feet tall and pounds, it is the largest. In this bilious and booze-sodden narrative (winner of the Booker Prize), Amis once again transforms insult, ridicule, and reaction into high comic art, much of it at the expense of his own kind for a change. But that explains the unusual degree of sympathy also in evidence here for the like-minded Welshmen (and women) who endure, with varying degrees of grace, the onslaught of old age.

The Old Devils centre around a group of six retired old friends from Wales and their wives. Five of the couples have pretty well lived all their life in Wales.

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The Old Devils is a novel by Kingsley Amis, first published in The novel won the Booker Prize. Alun Weaver, a notable but obnoxious author, returns to his native Wales with his wife Rhiannon, sometime girlfriend of Weaver's old acquaintance Peter Thomas. Sep 22,  · Kingsley Amis - The Old Devils.

Dec 17,  · A complete Old Testament and New Testament, and a collection of a number of secular works besides, the Devil’s Bible is an encyclopedia of medieval knowledge.

But it has also been haunted by dark speculation, including that its writing was guided by the devil’s hand. Get this from a library.

The old devils. [Kingsley Amis] -- Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their wine-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional.

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Get this from a library. The old devils. [Kingsley Amis] -- When Alun Weaver and his wife, Rhiannon, a famous beauty in her day, move into a quiet retirement community, they find it.

Old Devils is an album that gives up little secrets with each visit. His songs are not one night stands and the more time spent, the more that is revealed.

Art that deserves more than just a casual glance. Mar 16,  · With John Stride, Sheila Allen, Ray Smith, Elizabeth Morgan. Three part BBC series regarding four Welsh wife/husband couples, old university friends now tumultuosly reunited in (mostly) retirement.

A dark comedy about aging, Welsh nationalism, & memory & friendship/10(3). Book # Reviewer: Ms Oh Waily (first published ) This is the Booker Prize winner and my second Booker book this month. I guess I’m finally on a bit of a roll. This is also my first reading of anything by Kingsley Amis and I have to confess that it may well be my last.

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There are related clues (shown below). Feb 05,  · Kingsley Amis was born in south London in and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the publication of Lucky Jim inKingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W.

Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize inand The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last /5(K). The Old Devils | Read Book Summary.

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Mar 01,  · In the BBCTV adaptation of Kingsley Amis’ novel The Old Devils, John Stride gives a gleeful, roaring performance as Alun Weaver, a celebrity novelist and professional Welshman recently returned from London to his native clime. There’s a scene set at a book-signing for mostly effusive.

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Apr 17,  · Sandwiched among the book group’s season of between-the-wars writers, I have my own little season starting: novels with elderly protagonists (because I am writing one). First off the blocks is Amis and his old devils.

I have a dim memory of finding this dull in – not much happening, bar-room bores pontificating, discussion of ailments/5(39).Kingsley William Amis was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher.

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