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The Resource Ending up, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Craig Brown

Ending up, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Craig Brown

Label
Ending up
Title
Ending up
Statement of responsibility
Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Craig Brown
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ending Up is a grotesque and memorable dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay. Everyone wants a comfortable place to die, and Kingsley Amis's characters have found it in Happeny Tuppeny Cottage, out in the country, where assorted septuagenarians have come together to see one another out the door of life. There's grotesque Adela, whose sole passion is her cheapness; her cursing and scoffing brother Brigadier Bernard Bastable, always strategizing a new retreat to the bathroom before sallying forth to play some especially nasty practical joke; Shorty, the servant, who years ago had a fling with the brigadier in the barracks and now organizes his daily rounds from woodpile to wardrobe around a trail of hidden bottles; George Zeyer, the distinguished professor of history, bedridden and helpless to articulate his still- coherent thoughts; and Marigold, who slowly but surely is forgetting it all. And now it is Christmas. Children and grandchildren are coming to visit their ailing elders. They don't know what lies in store before the story ends. None of us do"--
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DLC
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Amis, Kingsley
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6001.M6
LC item number
E5 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Nursing homes
  • Christmas stories
Label
Ending up, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Craig Brown
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9781590177594.jpg
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Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582403
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 112 pages
Isbn
9781590177594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014029156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590177594
  • (OCoLC)879582403
Label
Ending up, Kingsley Amis ; introduction by Craig Brown
Link
9781590177594.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879582403
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 112 pages
Isbn
9781590177594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014029156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590177594
  • (OCoLC)879582403

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