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Amis, Martin

Works: 393 works in 1,838 publications in 8 languages and 45,238 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Humorous stories  Short stories  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Speaker, Interviewee, Scenarist, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Interviewer, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Creator, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PR6051.M5, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Martin Amis
Night train : a novel by Martin Amis( Book )
57 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,408 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 )
80 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,353 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 )
48 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,212 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
Time's arrow, or, The nature of the offense by Martin Amis( Book )
74 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,167 libraries worldwide
Story of Tod T. Friendly living in a peaceful American Suburb but once worked in the medical section of Auschwitz
Lionel Asbo : state of England by Martin Amis( Book )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,046 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
House of meetings by Martin Amis( Book )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,033 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 )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,992 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 )
71 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,880 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 )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,659 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 )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,592 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
Koba the dread : laughter and the twenty million by Martin Amis( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,229 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 )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,210 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 )
58 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 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 )
44 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 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 )
45 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 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 )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 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 )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 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 2013 in English and held by 870 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
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by National Endowment for the Arts( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 755 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
Dead babies by Martin Amis( Book )
47 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
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Alternative Names
Amis, Martin
Amis, Martin 1949-
Amis, Martin Louis 1949-
Eimiss, Martins 1949-
Ėmis, Martin
Эмис, Мартин
エイミス, マーティン
English (938)
French (14)
German (10)
Dutch (5)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (4)
Swedish (2)
Portuguese (2)
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