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Martin Amis (1949–2023)

Autor(a) de Money: A Suicide Note

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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 por Martin Amis

Money: A Suicide Note (1984) 3,273 exemplares
London Fields (1989) 3,247 exemplares
The Information (1995) 2,162 exemplares
The Rachel Papers (1973) 1,679 exemplares
Night Train (1997) 1,482 exemplares
Experience (2000) 1,235 exemplares
Dead Babies (1975) 1,017 exemplares
House of Meetings (2006) 948 exemplares
Yellow Dog (2003) 929 exemplares
Heavy Water and Other Stories (1999) 732 exemplares
Success (1978) 723 exemplares
The Pregnant Widow (2010) 619 exemplares
Einstein's Monsters (1987) 609 exemplares
Other People (1981) 600 exemplares
The Zone of Interest: A novel (2014) 584 exemplares
Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012) 519 exemplares
Inside Story: A novel (2020) 185 exemplares
God's Dice (1995) 134 exemplares
Vintage Amis (2004) 38 exemplares
Invasion of the Space Invaders (1982) 30 exemplares
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 23 exemplares
Saturn 3 [1980 film] (2013) — Screenwriter — 20 exemplares
Pornoland (2004) 17 exemplares
Career Move 6 exemplares
This Land (2021) 2 exemplares
Amis Martin 1 exemplar
Im Vulkan: Essays (2018) 1 exemplar
LA STORIA DA DENTRO (2023) 1 exemplar
Lionel Asbo 1 exemplar
Oktober 1 exemplar
Journeys 1 exemplar
Vernon. Racconto 1 exemplar
Denton's Death 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Lolita (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições31,493 exemplares
A Clockwork Orange (1962) — Prefácio, algumas edições25,803 exemplares
The Drowned World (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições2,746 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,124 exemplares
Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris (2011) — Cover photo, algumas edições789 exemplares
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (2001) — Introdução — 708 exemplares
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuidor — 702 exemplares
The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage (1997) — Introdução, algumas edições485 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 427 exemplares
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuidor — 256 exemplares
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuidor — 232 exemplares
Granta 87: Jubilee! The 25th Anniversary Issue (2004) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
Granta 47: Losers (1994) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Splatterpunks II: Over the Edge (1993) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists (1983) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Erotica (1998) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Time Travelers (Fiction in the Fourth Dimension) (1997) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis (2011) — Editor — 61 exemplares
Timescapes (1997) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Granta 4: Beyond the Crisis (1989) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Bedside Guardian 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Story About the Story Vol. II (2013) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Travelling Hopefully: A Golden Age of Travel Writing (2006) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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Tren nocturno
Martin Amis
Publicado: 1997 | 145 páginas
Novela Drama Policial Psicológico

Mike Hoolihan, detective del departamento de homicidios, es una mujer muy especial: voz varonil, no demasiado agraciada físicamente, aficionada al Johnny Walker, fumadora, sarcástica, pesimista, malhablada y con una visión algo desencantada de las relaciones humanas y de los hombres (siempre se ha enamorado de la persona equivocada). Es una de las mejores policías del cuerpo, con una especial habilidad para resolver los casos de asesinato más complicados. Acaba de resolver su último caso y se dispone a relatarnos los detalles del mismo: la investigación del supuesto suicidio —para ella, se trata en realidad de un homicidio— de Jennifer Rockwell, la hija Trader, de uno de los agentes más importantes del departamento por quien Mike siente un afecto especial. Por este motivo, pondrá especial empeño en descubrir al asesino de la joven.… (mais)
 
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libreriarofer | 31 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |
John Self, the would-be movie mogul starring in Martin Amis' Money, combines the buffoonery of Ignatius J. Reilly with the social hijinks of early Pynchon, all related in a lingo reminiscent of Alex's "Nadsat" from A Clockwork Orange. Unfortunately, Self's act is not as entertaining as Reilly's, his missteps trend criminal rather than comical and his verbiage feels flat and out-of-tune. Self alternates between London, where he is struggling to maintain a relationship with his slutty, money-grubbing girlfriend, Selina Street, and New York, where he is busy bringing his first movie, Good Money, into existence under the tutelage of his producer, Fielding Goodney, while being stalked by the mysterious Frank the Phone, whose threatening phone calls recount the misdeeds Self commits whilst both sober and blackout drunk.

Maybe I'm just not cut out for satire. I found the quantities of alcohol Self consumes unbelievable without being comical, his womanizing and misogyny disturbing. Toss in some homophobic and otherwise idiotic ramblings and you've got a protagonist who doesn't elicit much sympathy as he meanders through his own life more like a juvenile than a thirty-five-year-old adult. Particularly odd is Amis' insertion of his fictional self into the novel, rewriting the movie script and in the process unintentionally rescuing Self. I suppose this ending, with a wiser Self recognizing the error of his ways, makes this a coming-of-age story—one that feels accidental rather than merited.

Despite its supposed inspiration from Amis' Hollywood experiences, another book on the All-TIME 100 list that failed to live up to its billing, and one that likely wouldn't get published in today's environment.
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skavlanj | 54 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I read this book post-college in the early 1980s. I probably thought it was amusing/rock and roll/wild. Rereading it at middle age, it just doesn't work that well. Amis's writing is always loaded with pyrotechnics but the net effect of the book is pure ennui and despair.
 
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monicaberger | 14 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Much better than any of Amis' more recent efforts. Certainly entertaining without being too corrosive. Now I need to reread Amis' memoir Experience to see how much of Pregnant Widow is based on his life.

A summer read for sure.
 
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monicaberger | 21 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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