Experience: A Memoir

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Knopf Canada, Oct 29, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a
private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels. He explores his relationship with his beloved father, novelist Kingsley Amis, and examines the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who was abducted and murdered by one of Britain's most notorious serial killers. Experience also dissects the literary scene, and includes Amis'portraits of Saul Bellow, Salman Rushdie, Allan Bloom, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, and Ian McEwan, among others. Not since Nabokov's Speak, Memory has such an implausible life been recorded by such an inimitable talent.

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The memoir is a guided tour, no free ranging research with the price of admission. It is likely closer to a slide show. One mustn't shuffle the sequence. It alleges itself as a report, an account. It ... Read full review

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Martin Amis warns the reader very early on in his memoir that he's going to do a lot of name-dropping. It's a good strategy, since "Experience" is to literary memoirs what "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Martin Amis is the author of nine novels, a collection of stories, and three works of non-fiction. He lives
in London.

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