Talk:Kingsley Amis

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Help with a partial quote, anyone? It is, I believe from Kingsley Amis,"...his mouth tasted like some creature of the night had used it for a latrine, and later its mausoleum..."

Is this from Amis and, if so, which work?

Thanks, Dennis Davis

Lucky Jim, Chapter Six:

Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider crab on the tarry shingle of the morning. The light did him harm, but not as much as looking at things did; he resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again. A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he'd somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by secret police. He felt bad.

Surfeit of palfreys 06:16, 14 September 2009 (UTC)