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Is’s scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores cranks frauds and neurotics with whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancyMore than just a merciless satire of cloistered college life and stuffy postwar manners Lucky Jim is an attack on the forces of boredom whatever form they may take and a wor. Honesty is the best policy And it s the reason for Lucky Jim s LUCK He has a knack of endearing folks to himself by it Yes he s candid but he always takes shortcutsIn 1971 I starte

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Lucky Jim

Regarded by many as the finest and funniest comic novel of the twentieth century Lucky Jim remains as trenchant withering and elouently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954 This is the story of Jim Dixon a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones” Kingsley Am. Lucky Jim reminds me of The Beatles I like the Beatles I enjoy the Beatles I can recite all the reasons why The Beatles are supposed to be the greatest most culturally relevant rock band

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K of art that at once distills and extends an entire tradition of English comic writing from Fielding and Dickens through Wodehouse and Waugh As Christopher Hitchens has written “If you can picture Bertie or Jeeves being capable of actual malice and simultaneously imagine Evelyn Waugh forgetting about original sin you have the combination of innocence and experience that makes this short romp so imperishable”. The party was a handsome piece of flatulent sobriety JR noted to himself Glitters fluttered all around bandy shanks of a particularly smelly vegetation filled the bodacious hall No doubt


10 thoughts on “Lucky Jim

  1. says:

    Jim Dixon's reflection on old man Welch the chair of the History Department at the provincial college where the novel is set How had he become Professor of History even at a place like this? By published works? No By extra good teaching? No

  2. says:

    Lucky Jim reminds me of The Beatles I like the Beatles I enjoy the Beatles I can recite all the reasons why The Beatles a

  3. says:

    This is a book packed with humor on every page The blurbs tell us it is “Regarded by many as the finest and funniest comic novel of the twentieth century” I’ll give examples but let me first tell you a bit about the story Jim Dixon is a lecturer on a part time appointment He’s under pressure to get som

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    Honesty is the best policy And it’s the reason for Lucky Jim’s LUCK He has a knack of endearing folks to himself by it Yes he’s candid; but he always takes shortcutsIn 1971 I started coasting at university I had won two faculty awards and just decided to rest on my laurels a bit BIG MISTAKE My junior and senior years yielded meagre results Twice lucky and twice shyI got my degree by the skin of my teeth in the end

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    I laughed once – page 243 and otherwise I barely smiled but I could see exactly where I would have been roaring and splurting had I been one of the 500000 people who think this novel is one of the all time hootiest of hoots Wiki Christopher Hitchens described it as the funniest book of the second half of the 20th century and Toby Young has judged it the best comic novel of the 20th century So thereThere is

  6. says:

    His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum 64Oh that inconceivable

  7. says:

    to celebrate labor day and fall and back to school here is a list of campus fiction stuff that i put togetherTwo facts that are not related but seem as though they ought to be1 Autumn is my favorite season2 I love both campus novel

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    In this comic classic from 1954 anoh God I can't I can't muster the fucks for one book about a white guy who works at a university I can't I don't want any Here is the plot this white guy I don't know and then whatever Here's how I felt about it I felt ennui I don't care put me in a chair by the window put on soft music l

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    This book is invariably described as a comedy Well there's no doubt that it's often very funny but to me it read as a philosophical novel about the nature of love; in particular about the uestion of whether it is better i