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Titre : Visiting Mrs. Nabokov : And Other Excursions
Éditeur : Harmony Books, New York
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Illustrateur : b/w Decorative Title Page / Headpieces
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First American Edition
x, 274 pages. Collection of 33 essays, plus the author's introduction and acknowledgments; includes commentaries on J. G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene, John Lennon, V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, the Rolling Stones, John Updike, and various other topics. Originally published in Great Britain in 1993. Signed by Amis in black ink on title page. Slight rubbing to jacket; else a nearly new copy as issued. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire L049648
Synopsis : In a collection of essays, the author of London Fields visits Salman Rushdie, observes the making of Robocop II, ruminates on the death of John Lennon, and covers the 1992 Republican convention. 12,500 first printing.
Page de garde: To this tantalizing nonfiction collection Martin Amis brings the same megawatt wit, wickedly acute perception, and ebullient wordplay that characterize his novels. He encompasses the full range of contemporary politics and culture (high and low) while also traveling to China for soccer with Elton John and to London's darts-crazy pubs in search of the perfect throw. Throughout, he offers razor-sharp takes on such subjects as:
American politics: "If history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, then the Reagan era can be seen as an eight-year blackout. Numb, pale, unhealthily dreamless: eight years of Do Not Disturb."
Chess: "Nowhere in sport, perhaps in human activity, is the gap between the tryer and the expert so astronomical.... My chances of a chess brilliancy are the 'chances' of a lab chimp and a type writer producing King Lear."
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