Mixing practical know-how and opinion, this collection of hilarious and deeply informed writings about drink is served up by one of the great all-time authorities.
A gift for anyone who loves good liquor and high-proof prose: a collection of hilarious and deeply informed writings about drink from one of the all-time authorities.
Kingsley Amis was one of the great masters of comic prose, and no subject was dearer to him than the art and practice of imbibing. This new volume brings together the best of his three out-of-print works on the subject. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Man's Diet, What to Drink with What, and (presumably as a matter of speculation) How Not to Get Drunk--all leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a delightful cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one of our great gimlet wits.
About the Author :
Kingsley Amis has contributed to Everyday Drinking as an author.
About the Editor:
Kingsley Amis is the author of 18 novels, including Lucky Jim and The Old Devils, which was awarded the 1986 Booker Prize, as well as numerous books of criticism and verse.
Christopher Hitchens has contributed to Everyday Drinking as a content introducer. Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.
|Title:||Everyday Drinking||Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Author:||Kingsley Amis, Christopher Hitchens|
|No. of Pages:||302|
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