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Visiting Mrs Nabokov

DOWNLOAD Å M1O.RU » Martin Amis Martin Amis » 1 READ READ Visiting Mrs Nabokov Fuelled 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 t Martin Amis writing jazzy restrained well informed and right minded journalism about the titular Mrs VN nuclear lunacy the making of Robocop II nude sunbathing at Cannes darts snooker poker getting expelled John Updike John Lennon Elton John s soccer team s trip to China in flight turbulence Nicholson Baker Phillip Larkin underhanded bouts of chess between Kasparov and Kaparov Salman Rushdie Saul Bellow and the weird world of Republican primary buffoonery what s not to love Whether writing about being snubbed by Madonna or taking Roman Polanski to task for being a dirty old pervert Amis always makes for a compulsive voice to read Cheating for the Chicken Man flight turbulence Nicholson Baker Phillip Larkin underhanded bouts of chess between Kasparov and Kaparov Salman Rushdie Saul Bellow and the weird world of Republican primary buffoonery what s not to love Whether writing about being snubbed by Madonna or taking Roman Polanski to task The Last Runaway for being a dirty old pervert Amis always makes On Tidy Endings for a compulsive voice to read

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DOWNLOAD Å M1O.RU » Martin Amis Martin Amis » 1 READ READ Visiting Mrs Nabokov Ss; and some brisk but vicious poker with Al Alvarez and David MametSex 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 bes He s at his best when he writes about other writers and their writings Greene Updike Ballard Naipaul Bellow Rushdie Larkin Burgess and of course Nabokov But there is no worst in this collection only less than best These are the pieces like RoboCop II Expelled and Cannes which though well done seem a bit too ephemeral to be put between the covers of a book

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DOWNLOAD Å M1O.RU » Martin Amis Martin Amis » 1 READ READ Visiting Mrs Nabokov O 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 che What a brilliant title so inspired and inciting this book has got The contents however were a little bit disappointing a hurry scurry of places games people whose only connection was as the author himself says in the Introduction getting out of the house And these excursions outdoors imply not only visits to some famous widows but also going to concerts flying dangerously accompanying sport teams watching games and politics and of course interviewing authors in order to write articles for British and American newspapers And given the specific characteristic of journalistic genre it is expected that some be extraordinary some of limited interest and others simply outdated I glean randomly some clever impressions gathered during these trips Most of them concern of course writers since these were the articles I was most interested in Never content just to be America is also obliged to mean America signifies hence its constant and riveting vulnerability to illusion you cannot read writers like Saul Bellow you can only reread them I have read the new one and you haven t Not even Saul Bellow has read it Oh he has peered at the typescript he has agonised over the proofs He has written it But he has not read it as I have On the way I bought an evening paper Its banner headline read EXECUTE RUSHDIE ORDERS THE AYATOLLAH Salman had disappeared into the world of block caps He had vanished into the front page Preferring Paul McCartney nm to John Lennon nm was like preferring Cliff Richard to Elvis Presley or Donovan to Dylan His Englishness Philip Larkin s nm was so desolate and inhospitable that even the English were scandalised by it It is said that Evelyn Waugh died of snobbery Philip Larkin died of shame mortal corporeal shame When Burgess met Borges they chatted in Anglo Saxon even Humbert Humbert realised that young girls don t really know whether they are willing or not The active paedophile is stealing childhoods Polanski you sense has never even tried to understand this But the icing on the cake is this Writing journalism never feels like writing in the proper sense Never a sentence rang truer and that s why I totally agree with a goodreader s advice do not begin reading Martin Amis with this book not because it is not worth reading in fact it is uite interesting but because it betrays little of the writer It only shows a gifted journalist