BalkinAs important to Chinese civilization as the Bible is to Western culture, the I Ching is one of the oldest treasures of world literature. Yet despite many commentaries written over the years, it is still not well understood in the English-speaking world.
Kingsley Amis fully deserves a biography on this scale, and in Zachary Leader the subject has found a worthy biographer. Reading this book one is at various points surprised, amused, fascinated and shocked, but one closes it at the end with a satisfying sense of having got to know the whole man, and impressed by the ruthless honesty with which he explored and confronted the less amiable aspects of his own character in his imaginative writing.
I wrote in an obituary of him that his skepticism was in its way as fundamental as Samuel Beckett's, but cushioned and concealed by the conventions of the well-made novel.
I stick to that comparison, much as it would have surprised and annoyed Kingsley Amis.
NYRB, May 31, Written in the twilight of Amis's celebrity, the book is tasteful catnip for high-minded voyeurs—the present writer included—who take pleasure in contemplating the sexual and medical histories of people they have never met, and in overhearing table talk at dinner parties to which they would never have been invited.
This has its charms, but the serious fun lies elsewhere, in the novels that should be, for American readers, much nearer to hand than they are.
Astor, Brooke The Last Mrs. A New York Story. Astor,' Kiernan acquaints readers with Mrs. Astor's long, [End Page ] rich back story, soft-pedaling her subject's flaws but taking care not to exaggerate her stature.
Astor for being 'attractive, gay, fun to be with, and a great flirt,' Kiernan assesses her philanthropic contributions more cautiously.
A biography of Vera Atkins, "who served in the British Special Operations Executive, responsible for sabotage and aid to resistance movements in occupied Europe.
It begins with a scenario in which a young Boy Scout riding his bicycle through the Blitz in London carries messages to a woman with a beguiling bosom.
The book goes downhill from there.
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