Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and other excursions

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Jonathan Cape, 1993 - Literary Collections - 274 pages
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Above average for its genre, this assortment of essays from the best-selling English author ( Time's Arrow , LJ 8/91, among others) breaks roughly into three groups: literary (generally British ... Read full review

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the Megadeath Intellectuals
13
Watford in China
34
John Updike
47
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Martin Amis, son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, was born August 25, 1949. His childhood was spent traveling with his famous father. From 1969 to 1971 he attended Exeter College at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked for the Times Literary Supplement and later as special writer for the Observer. Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973, which received the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. Other titles include Dead Babies (1976), Other People: A Mystery Story (1981); London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), and Night Train (1997). Martin Amis has been called the voice of his generation. His novels are controversial, often satiric and dark, concentrating on urban low life. His style has been compared to that of Graham Greene, Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow, among others. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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