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Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions By Martin Amis

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions by Martin Amis

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Summary

Fuelled by innumerable cigarettes, Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Sex without Madonna, expulsion from school, a Stones gig that should have been gagged, on set with Robocop or on court with Gabriela Sabatini, this is Martin Amis at his electric best.

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions Summary

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions by Martin Amis

Fuelled by innumerable cigarettes, Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Greene and Pritchett; Ballard and Burgess and Nicholson Baker; John Updike - warts and all. Vigorously zipping across to Washington, he exposes the double-think of nuke-speak; in New Orleans the Republican Convention gets a going over. And then there's sport: he visits the world of darts and its disastrous attempt to clean itself up; dirty tricks in the world of chess; and some brisk but vicious poker with Al Alvarez and David Mamet. Sex without Madonna, expulsion from school, a Stones gig that should have been gagged, on set with Robocop or on court with Gabriela Sabatini, this is Martin Amis at his electric best.

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions Reviews

"This collection reminds us of Amis's distinction and originality as a stylist" -- James Wood * Times Literary Supplement *
"Amis can out-sentence practically anyone. The firecracker returns of phrase are not just audacious, they're also accurate... Like Nabokov, Amis makes writing seem fun, serious fun" -- Geoff Dyer * Guardian *
"Amis is as talented a journalist as he is a novelist, but these essays all manifest an unusual extra quality, one that is not unlike friendship. He makes an effort; he makes readers feel that they are the only person there" -- Rachel Cusk * The Times *
"A superb journalist... It is Amis's jaunty, appalled and always avid watchfulness that makes in this collection true and truly enjoayable... Visiting Mrs Nabokov is a suitcase full of treats" -- John Banville * Irish Times *

About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.

Additional information

GOR006012405
Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions by Martin Amis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-04-07
288
0099461870
9780099461876
N/A
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