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The Irish Times
An Irish literary festival calendarfestivals and boasts another exciting line-up this year. Leading the way is one
An Irish literary festival calendar
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
festivals and boasts another exciting line-up this year. Leading the way is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary authors, Martin Amis, making a return visit having previously appeared in 2013. Other big names include Pretenders singer Chrissie... Read more
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The Buffalo News
‘American Rhapsody’ inflames a passion for others’ rhapsodiesis that it can be hard to write about HER work without simply collapsing into a
‘American Rhapsody’ inflames a passion for others’ rhapsodies
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 days ago
is that it can be hard to write about HER work without simply collapsing into a discussion of the work of her subjects. Martin Amis, reviewing Roth Pierpont’s dense, book-length critical profile of Phillip Roth (no relation) was unfortunately... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘A novel I am prepared to repudiate’: 10 books disowned by famous authorsButler compared her portrayal of the Kohns to “‘the natives’ in a very bad, old
‘A novel I am prepared to repudiate’: 10 books disowned by famous authors
The Irish Times / Posted 15 days ago
Butler compared her portrayal of the Kohns to “‘the natives’ in a very bad, old movie”. Invasion of the Space Invaders by Martin Amis (1982) With the title itself enough to make any self-respecting writer go into hiding, Invasion of the Space... Read more
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International Business Times
Beware those critics that prefer Putin's propaganda to the BBC to reveal 'the truth the mainstream media is keeping from you'. The result isn'
Beware those critics that prefer Putin's propaganda to the BBC
International Business Times / Posted 18 days ago
to reveal 'the truth the mainstream media is keeping from you'. The result isn't so much democracy as what the novelist Martin Amis has called the 'parity of ego': the halfwit who once hollered about The End Times in Trafalgar Square now has a... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Why toddlers are just mini superheroesI’ll soon be a member of P-FLAG. He is also very bookish and spends most of hi
Why toddlers are just mini superheroes
Adelaide Now / Posted 20 days ago
I’ll soon be a member of P-FLAG. He is also very bookish and spends most of his time reading to himself, much like a young Martin Amis. The only difference is that, between books, Martin Amis doesn’t run headlong at closed doors or body-slam the... Read more
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The Irish Times
Gerry Adams’s N-word tweet: racism is not binarylanguage, the massed analysts ask whether that person is or is not a racist. Ro
Gerry Adams’s N-word tweet: racism is not binary
The Irish Times / Posted 20 days ago
language, the massed analysts ask whether that person is or is not a racist. Ron Atkinson went down this road. So did Martin Amis. Each commentator applies the litmus paper and announces an unequivocal result.Spectrum Rather than seeing the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Wallace’s matchless prose serves up a tantalizing treatise on tennishard. “I was at my best,” he wrote, “in very bad conditions.” Mocking himself a
Wallace’s matchless prose serves up a tantalizing treatise on tennis
The Buffalo News / Posted 21 days ago
hard. “I was at my best,” he wrote, “in very bad conditions.” Mocking himself as a “shallow-chested pusher,” he uses Martin Amis’ great phrase to describe his defensive, scrambling style of play: “craven retrieval.” And there’s more: A... Read more
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The Irish Times
Prodigals by Greg Jackson has drama, drugs and cut-throat dialogueup of creatives, hyper-educated, highly-stimulated individuals. Comparisons hav
Prodigals by Greg Jackson has drama, drugs and cut-throat dialogue
The Irish Times / Posted 28 days ago
up of creatives, hyper-educated, highly-stimulated individuals. Comparisons have understandably been made to the writing of Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, but there’s also an ultra-modern, American feel to these stories that aligns them to writers such... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Robert Crumb: ‘I was born weird'who? “Like Sam Shepard,” he snaps. “His work is just a seduction of women.” He
Robert Crumb: ‘I was born weird'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
who? “Like Sam Shepard,” he snaps. “His work is just a seduction of women.” He has said similar things about Martin Amis and Christopher Hitchens. In the 90s, his ascent to the high table of art began. A 1994 documentary by his... Read more
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The Irish Times
Granta: New Irish Writing review: Cutting edge to elder statesmenWriters. It happened to be a selection of emerging British writers. The class o
Granta: New Irish Writing review: Cutting edge to elder statesmen
The Irish Times / Posted 1 months ago
Writers. It happened to be a selection of emerging British writers. The class of 1983 was pretty impressive, featuring Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. There have been two further instalments. As recently as 2012 there was a Best of... Read more

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