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As if it weren’t terrible enough Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women neu. While I have struggled myself to overcome the tendencey I have nothing against the detachedironic point of viewSometimes the tone is just right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression affirming supercilliousness and a narrowrigid style of observation that can seem cruel in its utter indifference to the emotional range of most livesUsed without sensitivityinstead of scathing social commentary we get value judgements and cheap wit that does nothing to illuminate anything than the authors preconditioned stanceIn the case of KA this stance is clearly moldy old patriarchal elitism mysogymyand casual racism that Amis explicity defends as normalcommon garden varietyHe is concerned about his next drink and anxious comparing accents and nursing his ego than getting a grip on the situation he finds himself in when his only childfrom his first marriagehas what we might politely call a nervous breakdown or mental health issuesotherwise and in this book known as going bonkersflipping outraving madAt first I took the crassness of KA s attitude in stridefeeling sureseeing as he is such a distinguished author and all that the characters expressing such banalities were straw men I was counting on our hero the narrator Stanley to illustrate the uintessential wrongness of such contagious pessimismBut wait a minute I chose this particular book to read as an introduction to KA because it claimed on the back to be about a middle aged parent dealing with a child s rough transition into the real world This does enter into the storybut in fact the title gives it away This is never about Steve the disturbed son who appears only peripherallyas a kind of subplot in Stanleys life Stanley is far concerned with maintaining the delicate balance between himself and the women in his lifeand exonerating himself from any blame in his sons issues Of course he doesnt even get that rightgiven his actual fear and loathing of all womenmade tolerable only by attaching himself to women he can subdue Independence of spirit as shown by his first wife is regarded as being unhingedselfish and deludedThere were a few interesting points madeespecially in the thread given to Steve s mysterious condition that eludes diagnosis His absolutely frightening psychiatrist is well donebut any insight gleaned from KA s send up of the entire proffession is too meagre and disconnected to justify reading this book Whispers of Feathers point of viewSometimes the tone is just right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression affirming supercilliousness and a narrowrigid style of observation that can seem cruel in its utter indifference to the emotional range of most livesUsed without sensitivityinstead of scathing social commentary we get value judgements and cheap wit that does nothing to illuminate anything than the authors Entrepreneurial Vernacular patriarchal elitism mysogymyand casual racism that Amis explicity defends as normalcommon garden varietyHe is concerned about his next drink and anxious comparing accents and nursing his ego than getting a grip on the situation he finds himself in when his only childfrom his first marriagehas what we might Advanced C Programming by Example politely call a nervous breakdown or mental health issuesotherwise and in this book known as going bonkersflipping outraving madAt first I took the crassness of KA s attitude in stridefeeling sureseeing as he is such a distinguished author and all that the characters expressing such banalities were straw men I was counting on our hero the narrator Stanley to illustrate the uintessential wrongness of such contagious Poslije svega (After, pessimismBut wait a minute I chose this Die Herrenschneiderei particular book to read as an introduction to KA because it claimed on the back to be about a middle aged Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone psychiatrist is well donebut any insight gleaned from KA s send up of the entire Pretend God Is Deaf proffession is too meagre and disconnected to justify reading this book

Summary â E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Kingsley Amis

Wonder whether insanity is not something with which all women are intimately acuainted.. hilarious misogynistic fab

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Rotic half baked critical or Stanley and Kindle just plain capricious and he begins to. This book made me so angry I ripped it up directly after finishing it It s the worst piece of misogynistic garbage I have ever read and nothing can induce me to read another book by Kingsley Amis I didn t believe then in not finishing a book no matter how much it disgusted me but now I have decided life is too short and there are too many good worthy books out there to read

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Stanley and the Women
  • Kingsley Amis
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 9780099461043

About the Author: Kingsley Amis

Martin AmisKingsley Amis was born in Clapham Wandsworth County of London now South London England the son of William Robert Stanley and Kindle - Amis a mustard manufacturer's clerk He began his education at the City of London School and went up to St John's College Oxford April to read English; it was there that he met Philip Larkin with whom he formed the most important friendship of his life After only a year he was called up for Army service in July After serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals in the Second World War Amis returned to Oxford in October to complete his degree Although he worked hard and got a first in English in he had by then decided to give much of his time to writingPen names.



10 thoughts on “Stanley and the Women

  1. says:

    Despite the ire displayed here by some silly ideologues this is really a first rate novel by the inimitable Kingsley Amis He creates a character

  2. says:

    This is an impeccable novelSome would believe that getting intensely angry at the perceived slight to one's gender's honor due to the female protagonists in the book being portrayed as neurotic and selfish is behavior that only helps prove that all women ever are kind rational and mentally balanced and that it is therefore the duty of all novelists to portray their female characters in this way and if they don't they

  3. says:

    While I have struggled myself to overcome the tendencey I have nothing against the detachedironic point of viewSometimes the tone is just right for the materialbut too often it is not an entirely satisfactory outlet of expression affi

  4. says:

    This book made me so angry I ripped it up directly after finishing it It's the worst piece of misogynistic garbage I have e

  5. says:

    Sad but humorous in many places and insightful about women who should not read this book It should be remembered that it is written i

  6. says:

    Stanley and the Women by Kingsley Amis10 out of 10From a certain point on it may not matter what others say about a Magnum opus you

  7. says:

    This is Amis's view of how a man from South London lives inthe 80's London emphasizing his relationships with variouswomen his current wife his ex wife a doctor in charge oftreating his son for madness etc Since

  8. says:

    For such a depressing topic there sure are plenty of very funny moments and lines The party on the barge is uite funny Then there's this bit as an example when Stanley is going to visit his son in the mental hospital for your enjoymentI turned the corner to find that an ambulance had drawn up outside the entrance and the two crewmen were helping down an old fellow who going on like a madman in a Bela Lugosi movie Shock headed wild

  9. says:

    hilarious misogynistic fab

  10. says:

    My nineteenth Amis book and the first one that I've considered calling misogynist The final pages are truly offensive and every woman save one comes off as absolutely unbalanced

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