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  • Published: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407018577
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

The War Against Cliche

Essays and Reviews 1971-2000




A remarkable collection of essays and reviews spanning Amis' literary career over three decades.

Like John Updike, Martin Amis is the pre-eminent novelist-critic of his generation. The War Against Cliche is a selection of his reviews and essays over the past quarter-century. It contains pieces on Cervantes, Milton, Donne, Coleridge, Jane Austen, Dickens, Kafka, Philip Larkin, Joyce, Waugh, Lowry, Nabokov, F.R. Leavis, V.S.Pritchett, William Burroughs, Anthony Burgess, Angus Wilson, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Shiva and V.S. Naipaul, Kurt Vonnegut, Iris Murdoch, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Don DeLillo, Elmore Leonard, Michael Crichton, Thomas Harris -and John Updike.
Other subjects include chess, nuclear weapons, masculinity, screen censorship, juvenile violence, Andy Warhol, Hillary Clinton, and Margaret Thatcher.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407018577
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the Author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.

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