Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyPolitical Shift: How Kingsley Amis Wrote James Bond

  • Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    Common folk wisdom suggests that most people move further right on the political spectrum as they age. And while many writers buck that trend, novelist Kingsley Amis was not one of them. Over the course of only a few decades, he adopted staunchly conservative viewpoints ranging from virulent anti-communism to disparagement of public funding for the arts. Interestingly, at the very height of this political shift, Amis was given the reins of one of England’s most beloved characters: James Bond.

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