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Author: Amis, Martin

Brand: Vintage

Color: White

Edition: 1st

Number Of Pages: 208

Release Date: 06-01-2004

Details: Product Description Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Amis throws off more provocative ideas and images in a single paragraph than most writers get into complete novels.” — The Seattle TimesEqually at home in satirical novels and biting critical essays, wickedly funny short stories and intimate autobiography, Martin Amis is widely regarded as one of the most influential yet inimitable voices in contemporary fiction, a writer whose prose captures the warp-speed rush of modernity. Vintage Amis displays this versatility in an excerpt from the author’s award-winning memoir, Experience ; the “Horrorday” chapter from London Fields; a vignette from his novel Money; the stories “State of England,” “Insight at Flam Lake,” and “Coincidence of the Arts”; and the essays “Visiting Mrs. Nabokov,” “Phantom of the Opera.” Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story “Porno’s Last Summer.” From the Inside Flap Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Amis throws off more provocative ideas and images in a single paragraph than most writers get into complete novels.” — The Seattle TimesEqually at home in satirical novels and biting critical essays, wickedly funny short stories and intimate autobiography, Martin Amis is widely regarded as one of the most influential yet inimitable voices in contemporary fiction, a writer whose prose captures the warp-speed rush of modernity. Vintage Amis displays this versatility in an excerpt from the author’s award-winning memoir, Experience ; the “Horrorday” chapter from London Fields; a vignette from his novel Money; the stories “State of England,” “Insight at Flam Lake,” and “Coincidence of the Arts”; and the essays “Visiting Mrs. Nabokov,” “Phantom of the Opera.” Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story “Porno’s Last Summer.” About the Author Martin Amis is the author of 13 novels, the memoir  Experience, two collections of stories, and six nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. STATE OF ENGLAND I. MOBILE PHONES Big Mal stood there on the running track in his crinkly linen suit, with a cigarette in one mitt and a mobile phone in the other. He also bore a wound, did the big man: a shocking laceration on the side of his face, earlobe to cheekbone. The worst thing about his wound was how recent it looked. It wasn't bleeding. But it might have been seeping. He'd got his suit from Contemporary Male in Culver City, Los Angeles-five years ago. He'd got his wound from a medium-rise car park off Leicester Square, London-last night. Under high flat-bottomed clouds and a shrill blue sky Big Mal stood there on the running track. Not tall but built like a brick khazi: five feet nine in all directions . . . Mal felt he was in a classic situation: wife, child, other woman. It was mid-September. It was Sports Day. The running track he was strolling along would soon be pounded in earnest by his nine-year-old son, little Jet. Jet's mother, Sheilagh, was on the clubhouse steps, fifty yards away, with the other mums. Mal could see her. She too wielded a cigarette and a mobile phone. They weren't talking except on their mobile phones. He put the cigarette in his mouth and with big, white, cold, agitated fingers prodded out her number. " A!" he said. A tight sound, sharp pitched-the short "a," as in "Mal." It was a sound Mal made a lot: his general response to pain, to inadvertency, to terrestrial imperfection. He went " A!" this time because he had jammed his mobile into the wrong ear. The sore one: so swollen, so richly traumatized by the events of the night before. Then he said, "It's me." "Yeah, I can see you." Sheilagh was moving away from the clump of mums, down the steps, toward him. He turned

EAN: 9781400033997

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew