A bit of literary gossip from John Sutherland at the Guardian bookblogs:
… Eagleton used his new introduction to launch an ad hominem attack on his new colleague (he must have written it around the time the appointment was announced). In published articles, Eagleton asserts Amis has put his esteemed name to views more appropriate from a “British National Party thug”. Specifically that a firm line must be taken with domiciled Muslims until they themselves put their Islamic house in order…
Read the whole piece here.
More on Eagleton here.