Somewhere in the last few years—and I can’t pinpoint exactly when—a vague yet almost overwhelming and irrational annoyance started tearing through me maybe up to a dozen times a day. This annoyance was over things so seemingly minor, so out of my usual field of reference, that I was surprised by how I had to… Continue reading Somewhere in the . . .
Amis is one of my favorite comic prose writers. This is from Everyday Drinking, a book I wholeheartedly recommend, even for the specious and questionable breed of degenerates known as "non-drinkers." Abbreviations: "P.H." means "Physical Hangover." "M.H." means "Metaphysical Hangover." - M THE METAPHYSICAL HANGOVER 1. Deal thoroughly with your P.H. 2. When that ineffable… Continue reading Kingsley Amis on “The Metaphysical Hangover.”