Einstein's Monsters

Einstein's Monsters

by Martin Amis
     
 

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A collection of stories about a frightening world inhabited by people dehumanized by the daily threat of nuclear war and postwar survivors deformed by its results.

Overview

A collection of stories about a frightening world inhabited by people dehumanized by the daily threat of nuclear war and postwar survivors deformed by its results.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of stories is prefaced with an essay on the nuclear threat so trenchant and irrefutable that the book is worth reading for that alone.
From the Publisher
“In five cataclysmic stories Amis creates perplexing visions of a post-nuclear-holocaust world, highlighting schizophrenia, rape, brutality and suppurating despair.” — Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679729969
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Carolyn See
[A character says]". . . I swear, the entire planet seemed to be staging some kind of stupidity contest.'' And it's that point of view that informs all of Einstein's Monsters. . . .A word about Mr. Amis's style: it's rough, new-seeming, laconic, lower-class, insolent, careless. . . .[he] has created stories that please at least as much as they horrify. -- The New York Times,/i>

Meet the Author

Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, England
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford

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