Most widely held works about Martin Amis
Most widely held works by Martin Amis
Night train : a novel by Martin Amis ( Book )
72 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 2,064 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. Question is, can a person shoot herself in the head three times? As she investigates the victim's background, policewoman Mike Hoolihan thinks she can. By the author of The Information.
London fields by Martin Amis ( Book )
79 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,011 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.
House of meetings by Martin Amis ( Book )
43 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,836 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 information by Martin Amis ( Book )
66 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,785 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 )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
"This is the story of John Self, consumer extraordinaire. Rolling around New York and London, he makes deals, spends wildly and does reckless movie-world business, all the while grabbing everything he can to sate his massive appetites: alcohol, tobacco, pills, pornography, a mountain of junk food and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, this is a tale of life lived without restraint; of money, the terrible things it can do and the disasters it can precipitate."--Back cover.
Yellow dog by Martin Amis ( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,488 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 pregnant widow : inside history by Martin Amis ( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,433 libraries worldwide
The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing - twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel - is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends. As revolutions go, this one might have been nonviolent, but it wasn't bloodless - and now, in the twenty-first century, the events of 1970 and their repercussions are finally catching up with Keith Nearing.
Heavy water and other stories by Martin Amis ( Book )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,390 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.
Experience by Martin Amis ( Book )
47 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Gifted and innovative novelist Martin Amis has been the object of obsessive media scrutiny for much of his career. In this much anticipated memoir, he writes with striking candor about his life and, in the process, gives us a clear view of the 'geography of the writer's mind'. The son of comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life, including his death. Amis also reflects on the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who disappeared in 1973 and was exhumed nearly twenty years later from the back garden of Britain's most prolific serial murderer. Inevitably, too, the memoir records the changing literary scene in Britain and the United States, including a wealth of anecdotes along with memorable pen-portraits of Bellow, Rushdie, Allan Bloom, Philip Larkin, Robert Graves, and Elizabeth Jane Howard, among others.--From publisher description.
Time's arrow, or, The nature of the offense by Martin Amis ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Russian and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Story of Tod T. Friendly living in a peaceful American Suburb but once worked in the medical section of Auschwitz.
Koba the dread : laughter and the twenty million by Martin Amis ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,206 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.
The war against cliché : essays and reviews, 1971-2000 by Martin Amis ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays and reviews written by Martin Amis between 1971 and 2000 which explore various aspects of writing and literature.
Success by Martin Amis ( Book )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,034 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.
The moronic inferno : and other visits to America by Martin Amis ( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 995 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 Rachel papers by Martin Amis ( Book )
54 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
On the eve of his twentieth birthday, Charles Highway reviews his campaign to win over a self-assured girl named Rachel.
Einstein's monsters by Martin Amis ( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 946 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 )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 925 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 second plane : September 11 : terror and boredom by Martin Amis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
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 814 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.
Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and other excursions by Martin Amis ( Book )
40 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
To this tantalizing nonfiction collection Martin Amis brings the same megawatt wit, wickedly acute perception, and ebullient wordplay that characterize his novels. He encompasses the full range of contemporary politics and culture (high and low) while also traveling to China for soccer with Elton John and to London's darts-crazy pubs in search of the perfect throw. These essays by Martin Amis provide portraits of contemporaries and mentors: Larkin and Rushdie, Burgess, Ballard, Nicholson Baker and John Updike. From across the Atlantic, he exposes the double-think of nuke-speak in Washington and the dementia of a Republican convention in New Orleans. And then there is sport. Checking out darts' disastrous attempt to clean itself up, Amis sneaks tips from the world number one, and witnesses the sad and sudden decline of Keith Deller. An account of dirty tricks in world chess reveals, "It's not an art. It's a fight." And so it is when he takes on the snooker savvy of Julian "Barometer" Barnes, or indulges in some brisk, but vicious poker with Al Alvarez and David Mamet. "Sex" without Madonna, expulsion from school, the Notting Hill Carnival, a Stones gig that should have been gagged - it's all here, as well as on set with Robocop or set-down with Sabatini.
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