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Amis, MARTIN

The War Against Cliche

Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

€ 21.95

Is there "anything" that Martin Amis can't write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and "Penthouse" Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches-not only of the pen, but of the mind and the heart. In The War Against Cliche," "Amis serves up fresh assessments of the classics and plucks neglected masterpieces off their dusty shelves. He tilts with Cervantes, Dickens and Milton, celebrates Bellow, Updike and Elmore Leonard, and deflates some of the most bloated reputations of the past three decades. On every page Amis writes with jaw-dropping felicity, wit, and a subversive brilliance that sheds new light on everything he touches.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
On Masculinity and Related Questions: Iron John. Movie Violence. Thatcher, Lincoln, Hillary Clinton. The End of Nature. Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol. Nuclear Weapons. Writing About Sex
1(62)
Some English Prose: V.S. Pritchett. Angus Wilson. Iris Murdoch. J.G. Ballard. Anthony Burgess. C.P. Snow, Brian Aldiss, Cyril Connolly, Fay Weldon, John Fowles. D.M. Thomas
63(84)
Philip Larkin
147(26)
From the Canon: Coleridge. Jane Austen. Milton. Dickens. Donne. Waugh and Wodehouse. Malcolm Lowry
173(40)
Popularity Contest: Robert B. Parker: Chandler Prolonged. Michael Crichton. Elmore Leonard. Tom Wolfe. Thomas Harris
213(30)
Vladimir Nabokov
243(22)
Some American Prose: Norman Mailer. Gore Vidal. Philip Roth. William Burroughs. Kurt Vonnegut. Truman Capote. Don DeLillo. Saul Bellow
265(64)
Obsessions and Curiosities: Chess. Football. Poker. World Records. Modern Humour
329(38)
John Updike
367(22)
Ultramundane: World Literature. Zamyatin. Kafka. Shiva Naipaul. A Journey in Ladakh. V.S. Naipaul
389(36)
Great Books: Don Quixote. Pride and Prejudice. Ulysses. The Adventures of Augie March. Lolita
425(66)
Index 491
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Paperback / softback
528 pagina's
Januari 2002
386 gram
203 x 121 x 19 mm
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