Sir Kingsley William Amis (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, teacher, and father of novelist Martin Amis.
"A Bookshop Idyll" Cf. Lord Byron, Don Juan, "Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, / 'Tis woman's whole existence."
Should you revisit usStay a little longerAnd get to know the place...On local life we trustThe resident witnessNot the royal tourist.
you, revisit, little, know, local, life, we, trustThe, resident
We should be wrong to demand that a critic must stay on the point all the time; it is enough if he remains in orbit around it.
We, wrong, demand, critic, stay, point, time, enough, remains
Be glad you're fifty — andThat you got there while things were nice,In a world worth looking at twice.So here's wishing you many more years,But not all that many. Cheers!
glad, fifty, you, there, while, things, world, worth, looking
A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn't allow it to spoil your lunch.
bad, review, may, spoil, breakfast, you, shouldn't, allow, lunch
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