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  • Published: 1 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099461876
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions




'Amis is a fantastically fluent decoder of the modern age - he is also one of its funniest' Independent

Fuelled by innumerable cigarettes, Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Greene and Pritchett; 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 brisk 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 Gabriela Sabatini, this is Martin Amis at his electric best.

  • Published: 1 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099461876
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time’s Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.

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