ISBN 9780099461876,Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions


Martin Amis


Random House

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Random House

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780099461876

ISBN-10 0099461870


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Essays, journals, letters & other prose works

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.