978-0-09-946187-6 / 9780099461876

Visiting Mrs Nabokov: And Other Excursions


Publisher:Vintage Books USA



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 274 in Publisher: Vintage Books USA Fuelled by innumerable cigarettes Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Greene and Pritchett. for; 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 isk 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 Gaiela Sabatini. this is Martin Amis at his electric best.

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