THE FOLKS THAT LIVE ON THE HILL
by Kingsley Amis
Summit; 246 pages; $18.95
We have finally got to that point where Kingsley Amis can be introduced as Martin Amis' father. For those who have forgotten, he was the most talented satirist among Britain's angry young men of the 1950s. He is also the novelist who has kept the sharpest edge through the '60s, '70s and '80s. Class and sex wars are his specialties, and he is a scarred veteran of both. Harry Caldecote, the retired librarian in Amis' 20th novel, The Folks That Live on the Hill, should be beyond...