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Martin Amis (1949–2023)

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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 näytä lisää 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. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Money: A Suicide Note (1984) 3,296 kappaletta
London Fields (1989) 3,262 kappaletta
Ajan suunta (1991) 3,088 kappaletta
Tiedoksi (1995) 2,175 kappaletta
The Rachel Papers (1973) 1,688 kappaletta
Yöjuna (1997) 1,490 kappaletta
Experience (2000) 1,241 kappaletta
Dead Babies (1975) 1,024 kappaletta
House of Meetings (2006) 953 kappaletta
Keltainen koira (2003) 936 kappaletta
Heavy Water and Other Stories (1999) 738 kappaletta
Success (1978) 726 kappaletta
The Pregnant Widow (2010) 629 kappaletta
The Zone of Interest: A novel (2014) 628 kappaletta
Einstein's Monsters (1987) 612 kappaletta
Other People (1981) 601 kappaletta
Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012) 524 kappaletta
Inside Story: A novel (2020) 191 kappaletta
God's Dice (1995) 135 kappaletta
Vintage Amis (2004) 38 kappaletta
Invasion of the Space Invaders (1982) 30 kappaletta
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 23 kappaletta
Saturn 3 [1980 film] (2013) — Screenwriter — 21 kappaletta
Pornoland (2004) 17 kappaletta
Career Move 6 kappaletta
LA STORIA DA DENTRO (2023) 2 kappaletta
This Land (2021) 2 kappaletta
Amis Martin 1 kappale
Lionel Asbo 1 kappale
Im Vulkan: Essays (2018) 1 kappale
Oktober 1 kappale
Journeys 1 kappale
Vernon. Racconto 1 kappale
Denton's Death 1 kappale

Associated Works

Lolita (1955) — Johdanto, eräät painokset31,693 kappaletta
A Clockwork Orange (1962) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset25,870 kappaletta
Uponnut maailma (1962) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,761 kappaletta
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 1,132 kappaletta
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris (2011) — Cover photo, eräät painokset791 kappaletta
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (2001) — Johdanto — 713 kappaletta
The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage (1997) — Johdanto, eräät painokset487 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 430 kappaletta
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Avustaja — 257 kappaletta
Bad Trips (1991) — Avustaja — 233 kappaletta
Granta 87: Jubilee! The 25th Anniversary Issue (2004) — Avustaja — 201 kappaletta
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
Granta 47: Losers (1994) — Avustaja — 128 kappaletta
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
CYBERSEX (1996) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of New Erotica (1998) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis (2011) — Toimittaja — 61 kappaletta
Timescapes (1997) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Granta 4: Beyond the Crisis (1989) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
The Bedside Guardian 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Story About the Story Vol. II (2013) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Travelling Hopefully: A Golden Age of Travel Writing (2006) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE MAY 2015 - MARGARET DRABBLE AND MARTIN AMIS, 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (kesäkuu 2015)


I didn't like any of the characters and it seemed to be written by a writer on speed himself. I know about the writer's obsession with Nabokov and therefore I don't trust any of the characters. The novel is some topsy turvy version of an Agatha Christie story. God I sometimes hated it and the next moment I was still intrigued by it. There are moments of almost real laughter as with most Martin Amis novels, but most of the time the novel is just grotesquely disturbing. The ideals of the sixties have gone and the only thing that stays is a world packed with decadent rich fuckers all disturbed by those same ideals. Of course you feel sorry for them, but then you still realise that it is all no excuse for their behaviour.

On the other hand the novel is nothing more that a typical English black humour feast part of the same tradition as Bottom and The Young Ones. In that light the characters are all real life actors who become the victims of this utterly black world created by the writer and his accomplice. I have never been intrigued by this version of English humour - it actually bores me a lot. Nevertheless, because of the psychological background of the characters and the confusing ending the novel is worth more than the tv-series afore mentioned.

Over all it's an okay book that at least confuses you and makes you laugh the next second.
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Lokileest | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2024 |
Martin Amis's latest is at least a lovely read. This man really loves his language and medium. "The Pregnant Widow is packed with beautiful prose and is narrated in an intriguing combination of the first and third person. It reads like a comedy of manners set in the seventies and Like a Jane Austen novel plot is nothing in comparison with what is going on under the surface. While reading, I knew I had to ask myself who is saying what and why does he uses this word instead of another, but mesmerised by language and style I just kept reading. My interest had nothing to do with the main character Keith. I actually could not care less. While reading I was only looking forward to the next play of words. The last part of the book, the coda, was the least interesting bit. Although it puts a new perspective on things. It is long-winded and unnecessary.

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Lokileest | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2024 |
Continues to be quite brilliant on literature and dreadful on politics.
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P1g5purt | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 26, 2024 |
Tren nocturno
Martin Amis
Publicado: 1997 | 145 páginas
Novela Drama Policial Psicológico

Mike Hoolihan, detective del departamento de homicidios, es una mujer muy especial: voz varonil, no demasiado agraciada físicamente, aficionada al Johnny Walker, fumadora, sarcástica, pesimista, malhablada y con una visión algo desencantada de las relaciones humanas y de los hombres (siempre se ha enamorado de la persona equivocada). Es una de las mejores policías del cuerpo, con una especial habilidad para resolver los casos de asesinato más complicados. Acaba de resolver su último caso y se dispone a relatarnos los detalles del mismo: la investigación del supuesto suicidio —para ella, se trata en realidad de un homicidio— de Jennifer Rockwell, la hija Trader, de uno de los agentes más importantes del departamento por quien Mike siente un afecto especial. Por este motivo, pondrá especial empeño en descubrir al asesino de la joven.… (lisätietoja)
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libreriarofer | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 17, 2024 |



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