Visiting Mrs Nabokov
And Other Excursions
By (author) Martin Amis
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Visiting Mrs Nabokov by Martin Amis
Book DescriptionFuelled by innumerable cigarettes, Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Greene and Pritchett; Ballard and Burgess and Nicholson Baker; John Updike - warts and all. Vigorously zipping across to Washington, he exposes the double-think of nuke-speak; in New Orleans the Republican Convention gets a going over. And then there's sport: he visits the world of darts and its disastrous attempt to clean itself up; dirty tricks in the world of chess; and some brisk but vicious poker with Al Alvarez and David Mamet. Sex without Madonna, expulsion from school, a Stones gig that should have been gagged, on set with Robocop or on court with Gabriela Sabatini, this is Martin Amis at his electric best.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099461876
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martin Amis
Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction, most recently The Second Plane. He lives in New York.
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