Understanding Martin Amis

Understanding Martin Amis

by James Diedrick
     
 

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Understanding Martin Amis is a comprehensive reader's guide to the novels, short stories, and nonfiction written by one of Britain's most highly acclaimed and controversial authors. Building on the first edition, published in 1995, James Diedrick draws on personal interviews, reviews, and criticism, as he maps the distinctive features of Martin Amis's imaginative…  See more details below

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Understanding Martin Amis is a comprehensive reader's guide to the novels, short stories, and nonfiction written by one of Britain's most highly acclaimed and controversial authors. Building on the first edition, published in 1995, James Diedrick draws on personal interviews, reviews, and criticism, as he maps the distinctive features of Martin Amis's imaginative landscape-the sociosexual satire of Money and Yellow Dog, the bold experimentation of Time's Arrow and Night Train, and the provocative blend of autobiography and cultural analysis in Experience and Koba the Dread. Diedrick illustrates how Amis has reshaped the British literary landscape, expanding the stylistic and thematic range of fiction while creating forms adequate to the unsettling experience of postmodernity.

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A compact (5x7") but detailed reader's guide to Amis's novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Diedrick (English, Albion College) examines Amis's development as a writer through close analysis of his writing, from the informal trilogy of his first three novels to his 1995 novel The Information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781570035166
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Understanding Contemporary British Literature Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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