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Collected Poems 1944-1979

(1979)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Kingsley Amis's poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels - lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death - and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful and scornful songs that are remarkable not only for their virtuosity and humor but for their scabrous realism. It all adds up to a small, entirely individual, and memorably bracing body of work. As Amis writes: "Beauty, they tell me, is a dangerous thing, / Whose touch will burn, but I'm asbestos, see?"

    

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April 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Collected Poems 1944-1979
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 0-670-22910-5 / 978-0-670-22910-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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April 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Collected Poems, 1944-79
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 0-09-136790-5 / 978-0-09-136790-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Collected Poems: 1944-1979 (New York Review Books Poets)
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 1-59017-866-1 / 978-1-59017-866-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Poets
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November 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Collected Poems 1944-1979
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 0-14-012074-2 / 978-0-14-012074-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Poems 1944-1979 (The Penguin poets)
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
ISBN: 0-14-042285-4 / 978-0-14-042285-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Collected Poems: 1944-1979 (New York Review Books Poets)
Author(s): Kingsley Amis
Publisher: NYRB Poets
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