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Free read The Rub of Time Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump Essays and Reportage 1986 2016 º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Martin Amis ´ 0 Free read Of all the great novelists writing today none shows the same gift as Martin Amis for writing non fiction – his essays literary criticism and journalism are justly acclaimed As Rachel Cusk wrote in the The Times reviewing a previous collection ‘Amis is as talented a journalist as he is a novelist but these essays all manifest an unusual ex. TLDR This is not major Amis not Money London Fields Experience or The Information but it evokes major Amis and if you can t have that this is the next best thing broIf you already have an opinion about Martin Amis this book is not about to change that It returns to Amis s obsessive themes and features all of the usual suspects Bellow Nabokov games in this volume football tennis and as always and everywhere language the trough that is America the Republican party the porn industry Travolta guess which is the most congenial Anglophilia Iris Kingsley Anthony Philip Anglophobia the Royals and Yankomania Delillo Roth Updike Ballard English but here in this list because he seems at home in the New World OrderThis is not major Amis but in every single goddamned sentence the author stakes a claim for his aesthetics Consider the following deprecation of Henry JamesAll writers enter into a platonic marriage with their readers and in this respect James s fiction follows a peculiar arc courtship honeymoon vigorous cohabitation and then growing disaffection and estrangement separate beds and then separate rooms As with any marriage the relationship is measured by the uality of its daily intercourse by the uality of its language And even at its most euable and beguiling the androgynous delicacy the wonderfully alien eye James s prose suffers from an acute behavioural flawStudents of usage have identified the habit as elegant variation The phrase is intended ironically because the elegance aspired to is really pseudo elegance anti elegance For example She proceeded to the left towards the Ponte Vecchio and stopped in front of one of the hotels which overlook that delightful structure I can think of another variation on the Ponte Vecchio how about that vulgar little pronoun it Similarly breakfast later in its appointed sentence becomes this repast and tea pot becomes this receptacle Lord Warburton becomes that nobleman or the master of Lockleigh letters become epistles his arms become these members and so onApart from causing the reader to groan out loud as often as three times in a single sentence James s variations suggest broader deficiencies gentility fastidiousness and a lack of warmth a lack of candour and engagementWhat you will not get with Martin Amis in other words is gentility or fastidiousness or a lack of candour or engagement Warmth It is there but you have to look for it it is in his obvious love of language to be sure but it is also there in his obvious readiness to be transported into another world no matter how alien into the realm of hideously exploited sex workers in Pornoland for instance or into the very personal lives of doomed and completely sympathetic narco gangsters in The Crippled Murderers of Cali Colombia Consider the situation of young MarioAs a seven year old he hid under a cloth covered table and listened while nine peasants two of them women killed his father Mario is now about thirty years old this would have happened during the period known as La Violencia though there is barely a period of Colombian history that could not be so called When he was twelve he made a start on his venganzas killing the first of the nine peasants with a knife He then went on to kill the other eight Then he gravitated to Cali That s who they are in Aguablanca in Siloe peasants and now the children of peasants drastically citifiedAt his best Amis takes you there implicates you in all this so called otherness He does not suffer you to look awayAt his weak points in this expansive volume of journalism he gets a tad screechy on Islam and pompously erroneous on Jeremy Corbyn But he closes with three love letters to Christopher Hitchens to Saul Bellow and to Vera and Vladimir Nabokov and I dare you to find fault in any of these three erm epistles the very last paragraph of the last of which features the following which could apply to any these dearly beloveds or to the only seeming curmudgeonly author himself for that matterIt is the prose itself that provides the permanent affirmation The unresting responsiveness the exuisite evocations of animals and of children wholly unsinister though the prototype of Lolita The Enchanter dates from 1939 the way that everyone he comes across is minutely individualised a butler a bureaucrat a conductor on the Metro the detailed visualisations of soir es and street scenes the raw nerved susceptibility to weather he is the supreme poet of the skyscape and underlying it all the lavishness the freely offered gift of his sublime energyThis is not major Amis But it sure as hell brings it back into mind

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The Rub of Time Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump Essays and Reportage 1986 2016

Free read The Rub of Time Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump Essays and Reportage 1986 2016 º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Martin Amis ´ 0 Free read Includes his essay on Princess Diana and a tribute to his great friend Christopher Hitchens but at the centre of the book perhaps inevitably are essays on politics and in particular the American election campaigns of 2012 and 2016 One of the very few consolations of Donald Trump’s rise to power is that Martin Amis is there to write about h. About his nonfiction Amis is careful to make the distinction between literary essay and reportage I think the literary essay his strongest writing I prefer the intellectual ground of considering serious fiction And his subjects are those most would agree deserve penetrating attention Vladimir Nabokov Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow are among his subjects here Amis writes about literature as if ideas and insight are swinging around in his prose on a trapeze And we like him I think because he says what we already think though he ll sometimes surprise us with an angle of vision we re not aware of For instance while I understand that Nabokov wrote several masterpieces I didn t realize he d written so many 6 novels about the sexual despoilation of very young girls Another asset in his critical essays is that he knew some of those he writes about and can offer firsthand impressions Larkin and Iris Murdoch are examples The reportage pieces are I think slighter Or at least less interesting I don t care about the World Series of Poker the first of the essays I was bored with And soon after I was surprised at how uickly I tired of his report from inside the porn industry Others are less tedious but we know that Amis is a man most comfortable in his study I think it was Amis who said that it didn t matter what he did in his study if he was there he was working I think fields such as Las Vegas casinos and John Travolta s current set are less fertile ground for his writingAmis s strongest suit is that the man can write Every piece is marked by snapcracklepop prose as I like to say full of our cultural moment and encouraging us to exclaim golly and gosh at his trenchant perception And we do because his observations are keen while also acidic And because he says what we already think Even if he does he does it in a way that s totally engaging We just wish we could say it the way he does

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Free read The Rub of Time Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump Essays and Reportage 1986 2016 º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Martin Amis ´ 0 Free read Tra uality one that is not unlike friendship He makes an effort; he makes readers feel that they are the only person there’ The essays in The Rub of Time range from superb critical pieces on Amis’s heroes Nabokov Bellow and Larkin to brilliantly funny ruminations on sport Las Vegas John Travolta and the pornography industry The collection. Meant to read only a few select pieces most of which I d already long read but uickly went through the lot His readable and pin sharp non fiction well outstrips the fiction a truly great critic The idea though that Saul Bellow had no rivals as pre eminent US author is whilst persuasive enough under this pen emphatically redundant and parochial nonsense Reading Cormac McCarthy just now helps this assertionbut also Pynchon Vollmann DeLillo et al

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • The Rub of Time Bellow Nabokov Hitchens Travolta Trump Essays and Reportage 1986 2016
  • Martin Amis
  • English
  • 06 July 2018
  • 9780224076111