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Martin Amis (1949–2023)

Autor(a) de Money: A Suicide Note

49+ Works 27,165 Membros 458 Reviews 88 Favorited

About the Author

Martin Amis, son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, was born August 25, 1949. His childhood was spent traveling with his famous father. From 1969 to 1971 he attended Exeter College at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked for the Times Literary Supplement and later as special writer for the mostrar mais Observer. Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973, which received the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. Other titles include Dead Babies (1976), Other People: A Mystery Story (1981); London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), and Night Train (1997). Martin Amis has been called the voice of his generation. His novels are controversial, often satiric and dark, concentrating on urban low life. His style has been compared to that of Graham Greene, Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow, among others. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Martin Amis

Money: A Suicide Note (1984) 3,307 cópias
London Fields (1989) 3,272 cópias
Time's Arrow (1991) 3,099 cópias
The Information (1995) 2,177 cópias
The Rachel Papers (1973) 1,694 cópias
Night Train (1997) 1,491 cópias
Experience (2000) 1,243 cópias
Dead Babies (1975) 1,029 cópias
House of Meetings (2006) 953 cópias
Yellow Dog (2003) 935 cópias
Heavy Water and Other Stories (1999) 737 cópias
Success (1978) 727 cópias
The Zone of Interest: A novel (2014) 636 cópias
The Pregnant Widow (2010) 631 cópias
Einstein's Monsters (1987) 611 cópias
Other People (1981) 601 cópias
Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012) 526 cópias
Inside Story: A novel (2020) 191 cópias
God's Dice (1995) 135 cópias
Vintage Amis (2004) 38 cópias
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 24 cópias
Saturn 3 [1980 film] (2013) — Screenwriter — 20 cópias
Pornoland (2004) 17 cópias
Career Move 6 cópias
LA STORIA DA DENTRO (2023) 2 cópias
This Land (2021) 2 cópias
Amis Martin 1 exemplar(es)
Lionel Asbo 1 exemplar(es)
Im Vulkan: Essays (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Oktober 1 exemplar(es)
Journeys 1 exemplar(es)
Vernon. Racconto 1 exemplar(es)
Denton's Death 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Lolita (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições31,823 cópias
LARANJA MECÂNICA (1962) — Prefácio, algumas edições25,974 cópias
The Drowned World (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições2,778 cópias
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,136 cópias
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris (2011) — Cover photo, algumas edições794 cópias
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (2001) — Introdução — 721 cópias
The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage (1997) — Introdução, algumas edições485 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 432 cópias
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuinte — 259 cópias
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuinte — 233 cópias
Granta 87: Jubilee! The 25th Anniversary Issue (2004) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias
Granta 47: Losers (1994) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
The Mammoth Book of New Erotica (1998) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis (2011) — Editor — 62 cópias
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Granta 4: Beyond the Crisis (1989) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Bedside Guardian 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Story About the Story Vol. II (2013) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Travelling Hopefully: A Golden Age of Travel Writing (2006) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias

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Intelligently written, very funny, unable to finish because nothing seemed to be happening,
 
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LoriRous | outras 55 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
A great read - I picked it up late one evening and really found it hard to put it down long enough to get some sleep. Here, Amis bookends personal stories from his own life and the people around him onto a potted biography of Stalin and the worst excesses of Communism in Russia between WW1 and the mid-1950s. Meticulously researched and relatively academic, it is nonetheless extremely readable - as you would expect from an Amis.
 
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soylentgreen23 | outras 14 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
When I read Patti Smith's M Train I was amused by how much time Patti spent watching Law and Order and other police procedurals. It seems so out of character for the godmother of punk. Still that knowledge and her straightforward depiction of her viewership was charming. Apparently Martin Amis was spending his evenings exactly the same way as Patti, That seems even more out of character for this pretentious and oh-so-literary bad boy. I just assumed that he spent every evening drinking too much scotch with Christopher Hitchens and stumbling out of New York and London bars in the wee hours to bang MFA students rather than writing. The things we don't know.

There is no question that Amis can write, but he clearly knows nothing about police or about women that he has not seen on network television. The novella stars two women, one the cop investigating the murder and the other the victim. To say that both are objectified and crafted to suit a very binary view of women is an understatement. I will say that if he were alive someone could tell Amis that hot women are not all happy and that women who choose to to not marry or have children do not turn into Dirty Harry.

You have to go a long way for a criticism of America to piss me off and an especially long way for a criticism of American policing to piss me off, but here we are. I want to believe that he meant this as a criticism of American police procedurals, which is fine, but if he did intend that he failed. I get that the "I'm the job" view of law enforcement is a popular myth, and I get that he was trying to write noir, but his stab at noir was C+ work and so insufficient to support this comic book depiction of police behavior and prowess.

What we have here is a shodily crafted book based upon zero research, or knowledge of the subject matter, or any attempt at nuanced characterization that appears to have been tossed off while sitting in a Lazyboy with a tin of split pea soup and a remote control. So disappointing.
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Narshkite | outras 32 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |
Like a British version of Less Than Zero but without empathy for any of its characters. Goes from being the sex and drug parties of privileged scumbags to close with absurd and meaningless violence. Gets an extra star for good, though self-satisfied writing. Avoid.
 
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rdonovan | outras 16 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |

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