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Amis, Martin

Works: 286 works in 1,942 publications in 26 languages and 47,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Short stories  Anecdotes  History  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Contributor, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Performer, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6051.M5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Martin Amis
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Most widely held works by Martin Amis
Night train : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

92 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 2,432 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
London fields by Martin Amis( Book )

102 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,383 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
The pregnant widow : inside history by Martin Amis( Book )

63 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member 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
House of meetings by Martin Amis( Book )

60 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,148 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
Time's arrow, or, The nature of the offense by Martin Amis( Book )

71 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,097 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 )

76 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,017 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 )

75 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Self, one of London's top commercial directors, is in New York shooting his first feature film. At the same time, he is living a decadent lifestyle, overspending on food, drugs, sex, and just about everything else. It takes a lot of money to discover just how distasteful the pursuit of pleasure can be
Lionel Asbo : state of England by Martin Amis( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,833 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
Heavy water and other stories by Martin Amis( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,682 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 )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,617 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 zone of interest : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 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"--
Koba the dread : laughter and the twenty million by Martin Amis( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,306 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
The war against cliché : essays and reviews, 1971-2000 by Martin Amis( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and reviews written by Martin Amis between 1971 and 2000 which explore various aspects of writing and literature
The Rachel papers by Martin Amis( Book )

83 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,216 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
Success by Martin Amis( Book )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,151 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
Other people : a mystery story by Martin Amis( Book )

57 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,030 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
Einstein's monsters by Martin Amis( Book )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,009 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
The moronic inferno : and other visits to America by Martin Amis( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 990 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 869 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 )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P.G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics. There's even a heifer to be slugged and a pair of doddering tenants to be ingeniously harassed. But none of these variously bright and dull young things has counted on the intrusion of "dead babies"--Dreary spasms of reality. Or on the uninvited presence of a mysterious prankster named Johnny, whose sinister idea of fun makes theirs look like a game of backgammon
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Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.11 for Father and ... to 0.92 for Their vers ...)

Night train : a novel
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 frfattare

Martin Amis crivain britannique

Martin Amis englischer Schriftsteller

Martin Amis scrittore e saggista inglese

Мартин Еймис

Мартін Аміс

Эмис, Мартин

מרטין איימיס

مارتن أميس

মার্টিন এমিস্‌

มาร์ติน อามิส

エイミス, マーティン


London fieldsThe pregnant widow : inside historyHouse of meetingsTime's arrow, or, The nature of the offenseThe informationMoney : a suicide noteHeavy water and other storiesYellow dog