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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401675
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Visiting Mrs Nabokov And Other Excursions




A new book from internationally celebrated author Martin Amis.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401675
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

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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