Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

An astonishing debut: the painfully funny English novel of the Fifties. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Femke Coolsfrom Belgium

Femke Cools lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. She prefers a sober pallet and creates detailed images with a nostalgic touch using pencil, ink, aquarel and old paper.

Why this work

“I chose Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis because of the prevailing fifties spirit and the attractive title. The main character James Dixon, alias Jim, is a charming man who get’s himself out of nasty situations by luck. Though you might think there’s a happy ending, Jim remains a more or less tragic figure. The dark coloured portrait with a rough pencil texture matches Jim’s lifestyle of smoking, drinking and messing around with the girlfriend of his college’s son...”