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  • Hardcover
  • 142 pages
  • The James Bond Dossier
  • Kingsley Amis
  • English
  • 16 May 2017
  • 0453000312

10 thoughts on “The James Bond Dossier

  1. Nat Nat says:

    Kingsley Amis s study of the Bond novels is of the lifemanship genre, and Amis is able to one up Bond s knowledge of drink and guns The best discussion is an explanation of the recurring scene where Bond is captured and tortured by the super villain while he explains his criminal scheme in detail Amis argues convincingly that these scenes have all the features of being reprimanded by a stern father the scenes usually take place in a library or lab or some other spot full of stuff Bond doesn t Kingsley Amis s study of the Bond novels is of the lifemanship genre, and Amis is able to one up Bond s knowledge of drink and guns The best discussion is an explanation of the recurring scene where Bond is captured and tortured by the super villain while he explains his criminal scheme in detail Amis argues convincingly that these scenes have all the features of being reprimanded by a stern father the scenes usually take place in a library or lab or some other spot full of stuff Bond doesn t understand the villain often talks to Bond like a child there are a bunch of other disapproving gang family members standing around


  2. Michael Armijo Michael Armijo says:

    I m a James Bond fan I admit it I found this book viawhile researching a bit about the infamous secret agent The book was published in 1965 and the author, Kingsley Amis, does a roundabout analysis of both Ian Fleming and James Bond I enjoyed it, getting some interesting insights I was hoping forbut maybe I ll get it in the other publication that I found Here s what I specifically took away from this dossier If Bond s sexual qualifications were to become standardized as bas I m a James Bond fan I admit it I found this book viawhile researching a bit about the infamous secret agent The book was published in 1965 and the author, Kingsley Amis, does a roundabout analysis of both Ian Fleming and James Bond I enjoyed it, getting some interesting insights I was hoping forbut maybe I ll get it in the other publication that I found Here s what I specifically took away from this dossier If Bond s sexual qualifications were to become standardized as basic female demand,than one kind of male would start finding himself very much in undemand.The secret agent fantasy is marked by being totally portable.Any fantasy in which the subject is saying, in effect, I AM NOT AS OTHER MEN ARE, is obviously very powerful.Clothes probably don t make the man, but they can tell us a lot about him.James Bond s professionalism is one of the best things about him.The reader islikely to admire James Bond as one who not only inhabits such a world by choice, but survives the worst it can do to him and comes out on top.We don t want to have James Bond to dinner or go golfing with Bond or talk to Bond We want TO BE Bond I hoped I would one day kiss a man like that, Solitaire says, and when I first saw you, I knew it would be you And then there was this pest of a girl He sighed Women were for recreation On a job, they got in the way and fogged things up with sex and hurt feelings and all the emotional baggage they carried around One had to look out for them and take care of them Bitch, said Bond I do not possess these vices I am, as you correctly say, a maniac a maniac, Mr Bond, with a mania for power That is the meaning of my life That is why I am here That is why you are here That is why here exists Dr No, the villain Ah, the quiet Englishman He fears nothing save the emotions You and I know that what counts is what James Bond does, not what he says It s clear in general that he s one of those progressives who are quite prepared to accept the present and even allow the future to happen.You might want to own a Rolls Royce, or go on holiday in the Bahamas because these things in themselves make you feel big and important they confer status.Elegant is one of Mr Fleming s favorite terms.More than one sort of hero mustn t go to the police whatever happens, because that would make him less heroic.The best way of hiding something is to keep it out of sight.People take you at your own valuation If you tell them you re a genius, or a mere entertainer, they ll tell one another you re a genius, or a mere entertainer.Whatever the rights and wrongs of using literature as an escape from life, there s a lot to be said for using one kind of literature as an escape from others.There are obvious traditional links between secret agent fiction and science fiction All literature is escapist.We can remain at some distance from every character in a work of literature and still identify with the work itself, inhabit it as a part of reality.Arts looking at pictures, listening to music were right to use to interpret life to us, to console us, to sustain us


  3. Peter O& Peter O& says:

    When a few Easters have gone by without a new Bond adventure, regret at the passing of his creator may well help to bring about an assessment of his proper place in literature This, as I see it, is with those demi giants of an earlier day, Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle Ian Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue, bringing to it a sense of our time, a power and a flair that will win him readers when all protests about his supposed deficiencies have been forgotte When a few Easters have gone by without a new Bond adventure, regret at the passing of his creator may well help to bring about an assessment of his proper place in literature This, as I see it, is with those demi giants of an earlier day, Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle Ian Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue, bringing to it a sense of our time, a power and a flair that will win him readers when all protests about his supposed deficiencies have been forgotten page 144In The James Bond Dossier, Kingsley Amis provides a very thorough and probably the first in depth critical analysis of the original Ian Fleming James Bond novels and short stories The was written not long after Ian Fleming s passing and just as the James Bond phenomenon was getting into full swing with the Sean Connery James Bond films Therefore, the book is very much of its time and heavily representative of how the literary James Bond was received in the 1960s a reception that was very different to how the literary James Bond is received today today the James Bond books are hailed as modern classics and Ian Fleming is cited as being a highly stylistic writer at the top of his game While Amis is providing a very critical look at Fleming s style, Amis makes no secret that he is a huge fan of the Bond books and of Ian Fleming himself and, certainly, it is clear to see that Amis s appraisal in The James Bond Dossier went some way in elevating the literary reception standards of the original bond books Another great strength of this Dossier is that it makes almost zero references to the James Bond films and focuses wholly on the books and Fleming himself as a result, this provides a focused lens core attributes of the James Bond character and formula as they are presented in the books, an unsaturated focused analysis that is often missing from later critical assessments of the Bond books.Overall, The James Bond Dossier is an appreciative and essential read for anyone who is a fan of the Bond books The fact that the Dossier is very much of the time it is written is another great illuminating charm of the book and it is truly baffling and an incredible shame that there are no new editions of this book today However, if you can get your hands on an old edition, then I would highly recommend doing so


  4. Phrodrick Phrodrick says:

    Most important is that Kingley Amis is writing about the Ian Fleming James Bond books He is aware of the movies but he is only speaking to the books He is also writing while Fleming is still alive and before the parade of post Connery Bonds If all you know are the movies and esp the recent ones, much of what Amis discusses will make little sense.The audience for The James Bond Dossier are those who have or are in the midst of reading Ian Fleming s secret agent books Parenthetically, one of t Most important is that Kingley Amis is writing about the Ian Fleming James Bond books He is aware of the movies but he is only speaking to the books He is also writing while Fleming is still alive and before the parade of post Connery Bonds If all you know are the movies and esp the recent ones, much of what Amis discusses will make little sense.The audience for The James Bond Dossier are those who have or are in the midst of reading Ian Fleming s secret agent books Parenthetically, one of the first things Amis explains is that Bond is not a spy, he is a secret agent Being a secret agent is anebulous calling and is rarely about espionage andoften about , pretty much anything M assigns.Amis came into the literary world as something of a cynic, broadly critical and majestically sardonic A clear purpose of the Dossier is to give it back to those literary professionals who had over analyzed and otherwise over stated the cultural influence or importance of these books The short answer should be that James Bond is escapist adventure stories for mostly adult males Fleming s goal was to create not so much a believable hero, but one that we I am a fan too would be able to blur into our image of ourselves and thereby share his heroics and his women Bond has to be lager than life, virile and able to live lavishly Such is how Fleming designed him.Here it might be fun to consider the adult male fantasy value of a James Bond and compare him to the pre adult male fantasy value of Harry Potter Perhaps under the title My Name Potter, Harry Potter Done as a serious comparative analysis might be to make the same mistake of those Amis systematically out analyzes those critical of Bond as Literature Capital L.This should have been a merrier book As heavy as Amis can be in his humor, I was always looking for the wink, the nudge the acknowledgement that this is not intended as a serious read Amis works very hard to document his points He has a detailed table cross tabbing all the major points in every Bond book and short story For example here is the proof that the Bond Women arrive at an average of one per book That is, Amis is better at documenting his conclusions that the other guys This is a serious point.Mostly I enjoyed this book Because of the Dossier, I am likely to re read some of the Fleming books Ultimately it became work to read and not the emery entertainment I would have preferred


  5. Mark Mark says:

    This is odd, curious little book that I didn t even know existed until I stumbled on it at a book fair I love old paperbacks and have good collection of Fleming s Bond novels First time I ve seen this one 1966 paperback edition , and it was priced as if it s somewhat rare Kingsley Amis was a notable British author, Fleming fan, and author of Colonel Sun, a 1968 Bond book written under the pen name Robert Markham This book is critical analysis of Fleming s Bond novels, and argues for the lit This is odd, curious little book that I didn t even know existed until I stumbled on it at a book fair I love old paperbacks and have good collection of Fleming s Bond novels First time I ve seen this one 1966 paperback edition , and it was priced as if it s somewhat rare Kingsley Amis was a notable British author, Fleming fan, and author of Colonel Sun, a 1968 Bond book written under the pen name Robert Markham This book is critical analysis of Fleming s Bond novels, and argues for the literary status of the Bond novels within the secret agent detective genre, but also within the broader scope of popular literature It s often tongue in cheek, but also insightful, and offers a nice summary of Fleming s technique and Bond s character with numerous examples At times it felt like a thesis paper, making comparisons to the father like nature of M, and well as some of the villains for example, but that s part of the fun Should be read by all Bond aficionados, and kept on their shelf for future reference Casual fans might find this a bit over the top


  6. Ian Banks Ian Banks says:

    I ve read books by Kingsley Amis and his son, Martin Amis, but I think that Amis pere enjoys reading a bitThis slim volume is not really a guide to the books butof an assessment of them being any good or not spoiler Mr Amis loves em and whether or not Bond is a valid literary hero or not, as well as a survey of themes, tropes and cliches that crop up over the course of the series He also expresses some controversial views that Connery was a wrong choice interestingly, for a b I ve read books by Kingsley Amis and his son, Martin Amis, but I think that Amis pere enjoys reading a bitThis slim volume is not really a guide to the books butof an assessment of them being any good or not spoiler Mr Amis loves em and whether or not Bond is a valid literary hero or not, as well as a survey of themes, tropes and cliches that crop up over the course of the series He also expresses some controversial views that Connery was a wrong choice interestingly, for a book written in 1965, he expresses the view that Connery wouldn t be able to pull off the heraldry expert deception that Bond does in OHMSS we ll never know, of course that Bond isn t a sexist monster that the books are cleverer than you might think and that The Waste Land might have benefited from a fewproduct placements It s a great read, especially the section on where Fleming got his research wrong


  7. Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton says:

    I m embarrassed to say I read this with a perhaps unconscious intent to learn ways I could channel my latent James Bond tendencies, at an age when I should have been past all that sort of thing Still it was convenient to find all the James Bond ephemera between two covers without having to go ferret it out for myself And that Kingsley Amis thought this was a worthwhile endeavor makes me feel better about it.


  8. Jay Rothermel Jay Rothermel says:

    Every bit as enthusiastic for the topic as Colonel Sun Every bit as enthusiastic and the essay on John Dickson Carr.


  9. Rodney Rodney says:

    An amiable and contemporaneous essay on Fleming s Bond catalogue which substantiates its points to establish Bond as literature while occasionally allowing for the author s flippancy.


  10. Arjun Mishra Arjun Mishra says:

    One of the pillars of 20th C literature lends a hand to Sir Fleming, to protect and save him against baseless and ignorant attacks against the Bond works He also provides several chapters of useful analysis, based on his decades of being a novelist, professor, and overall giant in British literature This is much needed because the criticisms of the Bond series are just plain silly and chimerical Many critics just hate the genre that is an expression of its own disconnected from Bond Some c One of the pillars of 20th C literature lends a hand to Sir Fleming, to protect and save him against baseless and ignorant attacks against the Bond works He also provides several chapters of useful analysis, based on his decades of being a novelist, professor, and overall giant in British literature This is much needed because the criticisms of the Bond series are just plain silly and chimerical Many critics just hate the genre that is an expression of its own disconnected from Bond Some contemporary critics pilloried Fleming for a whole host of problems Fleming is known for underdeveloped and tedious villains I am in agreement with that and Amis points in that direction, as well The Bond girls receive their fair and unfair share of criticism, but as is the case usually, some are deep characters who add a real dimension to the stories and Bond and others are pathetic attempts Those pathetic attempts should not be viewed as archetypes or indication that Fleming is a misogynist That is also a failure of presentist critics.Most of Amis s defense and criticism is spot on He does, however, bend over backwards occasionally to defend Fleming, as if he were his best man or something It gets awkward and you almost see Amis compromising artistic and intellectual integrity in doing so It seems self adulatory at times, too, that he is making such an enormous fuss about a statesman of literature swooping down to protect a regular story teller


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About the Author: Kingsley Amis

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher He wrotethan twenty novels, three The James PDF \ collections of poetry, short stories, radio and television scripts, and books of social and literary criticism He fathered the English novelist Martin AmisKingsley Amis was born in Clapham, Wandsworth, County of London now South London , England, the son of William Robert Amis, a mustard manufacturer s clerk He began his education at the City of London School, and went up to St John s College, Oxford April to read English it was there that he met Philip Larkin, with whom he formed the most important friendship of his life After only a year, he was called up for Army service in July After serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals in the Second World War, Amis returned to Oxford in October to complete his degree Although he worked hard and got a first in English in , he had by then decided to give much of his time to writingPen names Robert Markham William Tanner.