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Amis, Martin

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Most widely held works by Martin Amis
The pregnant widow : inside history by Martin Amis( Book )

105 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of modern society and celebrity culture finds the seemingly simple pursuits of young Desmond Pepperdine hampered by his uncle Lionel's near-criminal habits, which become more prominent when Lionel wins the lottery
London fields by Martin Amis( Book )

113 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supreme femme fatale has been cursed with premonitions. She forsees her own murder, singles out the two most likely murderers, and attempts to make them pay in advance
Night train : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

87 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the suicide of Jennifer Rockwell, a woman with everything going for her--health, looks, man--plus a job as an astrophysicist poses the question, can a person shoot herself in the head three times? As she investigates the victim's background, policewoman Mike Hoolihan thinks she can
Time's arrow, or, The nature of the offense by Martin Amis( Book )

110 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Tod T. Friendly living in a peaceful American Suburb but once worked in the medical section of Auschwitz
The information by Martin Amis( Book )

71 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof on the world of bestsellerdom. The protagonists are a successful novelist and an unsuccessful one. The latter decides to destroy the former with dirty tricks, only to see them backfire. By the author of Time's Arrow
Money : a suicide note by Martin Amis( Book )

93 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Self, one of London's top directors of commercials, is in New York making his first feature film. He is also spending money on drink, dope, sex, fast food, and love. After several weeks of major degeneracy, he retreats to London, only to confront new temptations and new terrors
House of meetings by Martin Amis( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title novella, the rivalry between two brothers in love with the same Jewish girl moves from 1946 Moscow to a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the House of Meetings will have a haunting influence on three characters
The zone of interest : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp. Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul-it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could. The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul"--
Heavy water and other stories by Martin Amis( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by a British novelist. The story, Let Me Count the Times, is on a husband's efforts to improve his sex life, The Janitor on Mars is science fiction, and in The Coincidence of the Arts a painter cuckolds a writer
Yellow dog by Martin Amis( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives of five different men, including Xan Meo, who suffers a personality change following a brutal assault, and King Henry IX of England, whose life is complicated by his incapacitated wife and his Chinese mistress
The Rachel papers by Martin Amis( Book )

93 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of his twentieth birthday, Charles Highway reviews his campaign to win over a self-assured girl named Rachel
The war against cliché : essays and reviews, 1971-2000 by Martin Amis( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of reviews and essays by Martin Amis, written over the past quarter-century. It contains pieces on a wide range of writers, from Cervantes to John Updike, and covers such subjects as chess, nuclear weapons, masculinity, Andy Warhol, Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher
Koba the dread : laughter and the twenty million by Martin Amis( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes the role of communism in mid-twentieth-century thought and its influence on his own family as he reflects on Stalin, his impact on the Soviet Union, and his legacy
Success by Martin Amis( Book )

65 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory's life is a series of effortless conquests. Sister, employers, acquaintances are but co-stars among a cast of thousands to have passed through his bed. His foster-brother, Terry, has to make do with the leavings as he pursues his own existence of squalid mediocrity. But roles are reversed
Einstein's monsters by Martin Amis( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of five short stories about nuclear war includes a story of escalating paranoia as seen by a twelve-year-old
Other people : a mystery story by Martin Amis( Book )

61 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young woman wakes up in a London hospital with total amnesia and an altered sense of reality, the mystery is not only who had done this to her, but what has been done
The moronic inferno : and other visits to America by Martin Amis( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles, and interviewed its literati, filmmakers, thinkers, opinion-makers, leaders and crackpots with characteristic discernment and wit. Included in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Joseph Heller, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Paul Theroux, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. Amis also takes us to Dallas, where presidential candidate Ronald Reagan is attempting to liaise with born-again Christians. We glimpse the beau monde of Palm Beach, where each couple tries to out-Gatsby the other, and examine the case of Claus von Bulow. Steven Spielberg gets a visit, as does Brian de Palma, whom Amis asks why his films make no sense, and Hugh Hefner's sybaritic fortress and sanitized image are penetrated
The second plane : September 11 : terror and boredom by Martin Amis( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These chronologically ordered essays and stories on the September 11 attacks proceed from initial bewilderment to coruscating contempt for radical Islam. Novelist Amis (House of Meetings) rejects all religious belief as "without reason and without dignity" and condemns "Islamism" as an especially baleful variant. Amis attacks Islamism's tenets as "[a]nti-Semitic, anti-liberal, anti-individualist, anti-democratic" and characterizes its adherents, from founding ideologue Sayyid Qutb to the ordinary suicide bomber, as sexually frustrated misogynists entranced by a "cult of death." He also takes swipes at Bush and the Iraq war, which he describes as botched and tragically counterproductive, if well intentioned, but scorns those who draw a moral equivalence between Western misdeeds and the jihadist agenda. Amis's concerns are cultural and aesthetic as well as existential: terrorism threatens a reign of "boredom" in the guise of tedious airport security protocols, pedantic conspiracy theories and the dogma-shackled "dependent mind" fostered by Islamist theocracy. As much as Amis's opinions are scathing, blunt and occasionally strident, his prose is subtle, elegant and witty-and certainly never boring. (Apr.) Copyrigh
Dead babies by Martin Amis( Book )

64 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blitzed on uppers, downers, blue movies and bellinis, the bacchanalia bent bon-vivants ensconced at Appleseed Rectory for the weekend are reeling in an hallucinatory haze of sex and seduction. But as Friday melts into Saturday and Saturday spirals into Sunday and sobriety sets in, the orgiastic romp descends to disastrous depths
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
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London fields
London fieldsNight train : a novelTime's arrow, or, The nature of the offenseThe informationMoney : a suicide noteHouse of meetingsHeavy water and other storiesYellow dog
Alternative Names
Amis Martin

Amis, Martin 1949-

Amis, Martin Louis 1949-

Eimiss, Martins 1949-

Ėmis, Martin

Martin Amis britisk skribent

Martin Amis Brits schrijver

Martin Amis brittisk författare

Martin Amis écrivain britannique

Martin Amis englischer Schriftsteller

Martin Amis nofelydd Cymreig

Martin Amis novel·lista britànic

Martin Amis novelista británico

Martin Amis scrittore e saggista inglese

Martin Amis Suurbritannia romaanikirjanik

Martin Emis

Мартин Еймис

Мартін Аміс

Эмис, Мартин

מרטין איימיס

מרטין איימיס סופר בריטי

مارتن أميس

مارتن أميس روائي بريطاني

مارتین ایمیس نویسنده بریتانیایی

মার্টিন এমিস্‌

মার্টিন এমিস্‌ ব্রিটিশ ঔপন্যাসিক

มาร์ติน อามิส

에이미스, 마틴 1949-

エイミス, マーティン