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Amis, Martin

Overview
Works: 398 works in 1,822 publications in 17 languages and 41,978 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Biography  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Short stories  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Contributor, Composer, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Performer, pre, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6051.M5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Amis
The pregnant widow : inside history by Martin Amis( Book )

93 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,967 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
Night train : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

75 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,332 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 )

77 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 2,152 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 )

66 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,940 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
House of meetings by Martin Amis( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,911 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
Money : a suicide note by Martin Amis( Book )

70 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,864 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
Heavy water and other stories by Martin Amis( Book )

55 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,575 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
The zone of interest : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 1,562 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"--
Yellow dog by Martin Amis( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 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 )

65 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,183 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 )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,095 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 )

54 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 997 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 )

45 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 992 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 )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 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 859 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 )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 713 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
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 685 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
Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and other excursions by Martin Amis( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews en notities over de meest uiteenlopende onderwerpen
Lionel Asbo state of England by Martin Amis( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Pepperdine is the ferocious antihero of Martin Amis' latest, who proudly changes his surname legally to ASBO -- which stands for "Anti-Social Behavior Order." When Lionel wins just under a hundred million pounds in the National Lottery, the Lotto Lout is unleashed as a menace to society. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of Lionel's honest, intelligent, and frighteningly vulnerable mixed-race nephew, Desmond Pepperdine. Desmond has a guilty secret--and powerful reasons to fear his uncle's anger, which he knows to be limitless.--Publisher's web site
The second plane : September 11 : 2001-2007 by Martin Amis( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers fourteen pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time. At the heart of this collection is the long essay "Terror and Boredom," an unsparing analysis of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's flummoxed response to it, while other pieces address the invasion of Iraq, the realities of Iran, and Tony Blair's lingering departure from Downing Street (and also his trips to Washington and Iraq). Amis's reviews of pertinent books and films, from The Looming Tower to United 93, provide a far-ranging survey of other responses to these calamitous issues, which are further explored in two short stories: "The Last Days of Muhammed Atta," its subject self-evident, and "In the Palace of the End," narrated by a Middle Eastern tyrant's double whose duties include epic lovemaking, grotesque torture, and the duplication on his own body of the injuries sustained by his alter ego in constant assassination attempts. Whether lambasted for his refusal to kowtow to Muslim pieties or hailed for his common sense, wide reading, and astute perspective, Amis is indisputably a great pleasure to read - informed, elegant, surprising - and this collection a resounding contemplation of the relentless, manifold dangers we suddenly find ourselves living with
 
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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 författare

Martin Amis écrivain britannique

Martin Amis englischer Schriftsteller

Martin Amis nofelydd Cymreig

Martin Amis scrittore e saggista inglese

Мартин Еймис

Мартін Аміс

Эмис, Мартин

מרטין איימיס

مارتن أميس

مارتین ایمیس نویسنده بریتانیایی

মার্টিন এমিস্‌

มาร์ติน อามิส

에이미스, 마틴 1949-

エイミス, マーティン

マーティン・エイミス

馬丁·艾米斯

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Night train : a novelTime's arrow, or, The nature of the offenseThe informationHouse of meetingsMoney : a suicide noteHeavy water and other storiesYellow dogThe Rachel papers