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Stanley and the Women

As if it weren’t terrible enough Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women neu. 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 with an authentic voice a character that is both comically befuddled and ultimately depressingly confused But always likeable likeable because he is true and concerned His portrait of his ex wife and his present wife are biting although at the beginning he is certainly taken with and devoted to that present wife But the male characters don t really fare much better They re mostly foolishly powerless sots To the extent it can be said to be misogynistic its a misogynism that is earned And a misogynism that is wonderfully comic Amis s male characters in his fiction have suffered much worse Grow upAs a corrective if you like read Amis followup novel The Old Devils It just might be the best novel ever written about romantic love between two old people that I ve ever read The genuine feeling the male protagonist has for a woman he loved and lost and comes into contact with again is so heartfelt that it is amazing Read it and you ll see that Amis s views of women are complex and can t be so readily dismissed This is what gives his work body and texture

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Rotic half baked critical or Stanley and eBook #245 just plain capricious and he begins. Sad but humorous in many places and insightful about women who should not read this book It should be remembered that it is written in the first person which means that what the main character is saying and thinking is just that the character and not necessarily the author Some reviewers have apparently missed that pointStanley Duke a middle aged Londoner had a son Steven who developed schizophrenia This forced him against his preference to spend time with his ex wife a woman of doubtful mental stability herself Every conversation with her was walking on thin ice waiting for her to raise hell about what he said how he said it or what he didn t sayThis also reuired visits to a female psychiatrist who hated him so much she went out of her way to blame him for the son s illness and whose animosity caused her to lose her objectivity and endanger Steven s recovery At the same time Stanley had to work as advertising head at a newspaper deal with a freeloading cheapskate editor and freuently encounter a former lover now a friend He also looked after Steven befriended his ex wife s new husband who drank heavily and acted drunk when he s not to avoid confronting the ex wife and talked to his general practitioner and an older psychiatrist who had doubts about the female psychiatrist s techniue His new wife was helpful but her mother and sister who visited freuently made no effort to conceal their disdain for him and his son


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 with an authentic voice a character that is both comically befuddled and ultimately depressingly confused But always likeable likeable because he is true and concerne

  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 du

  3. says:

    While I have struggled myself to overcome the tendencey I have nothing against the detachedironic point of viewSometimes the tone is

  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 ever read and nothing can induce me to read another book by Kingsley Amis I didn't believe then in not finishi

  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 in the first person which means that what the main character is saying and thinking is just that the character and not necessarily the author Some reviewers have apparently missed that pointStanley Duke a middle aged Londoner had a son Steven who developed schizophrenia This forced him against his p

  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 like indeed even if they consider it in fact a ‘mean little novel in every sense sour spare and viciously well organized’ as the son of the genius Kingsley Amis Martin Amis who might well be the inspiration for Steve Duke has said about this novel making this reader further in

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    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 Amis was himself fromSouth London one may wonder if this is auto biographicalIn any event Amis is writing about a world he knew well and writing very well indeed None of the women is perfectbut the same can be said of the

  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 t

  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