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 quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one of our great gimlet wits.--From publisher description.… (more)
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
It is reasonably well known that the art of brewing and fermenting arose in nice time for the dawn of human civilization (there are ancient poems and mosaics and that sort of thing, dedicated to the celebration of the fact), but it's at least as notorious that an opened flask of alcohol is a mouth that can lead to hell as well as heaven.
Please distinguish this LT Work, an omnibus titled Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis (2008), from Kingsley Amis' similarly-titled original Work, Every Day Drinking. The omnibus reprints three of Amis' Works in one volume: On Drink (1972), Every Day Drinking (1983), and How's Your Glass?: Quizzical Look at Drinks and Drinking (1984). Thank you.