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The Resource The rub of time : Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017, Martin Amis

The rub of time : Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017, Martin Amis

Label
The rub of time : Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017
Title
The rub of time
Title remainder
Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017
Statement of responsibility
Martin Amis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A scintillating collection of essays, reportage and criticism by one of most provocative and widely read novelists of our time, with new commentary by the author. For decades now, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics--politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. ... Over twenty years' worth of these incomparable essays are gathered together here, ranging from Bellow and Nabokov, his "twin peaks," to Roth, DeLillo, Philip Larkin and Jane Austen; from such peculiar worlds as Las Vegas and the pornography business to figures including Princess Diana, John Travolta and Christopher Hitchens. And running through The Rub of Time is politics, whether in Trump-era America, Britain, Iran, Colombia or elsewhere. From the earliest pieces to the most recent, this is Martin Amis at his prime: brilliant, incisive and savagely funny."--Jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amis, Martin
Dewey number
824/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6051.M5
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
essays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reportage literature, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Reportage literature, American
Label
The rub of time : Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017, Martin Amis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Iris Murdoch: age will win
  • The House of Windsor. Princess Diana: a mirror, not a lamp
  • The Queen's speech, the Queen's heart
  • More Personal 1. You ask the questions 1
  • The fourth estate and the puzzle of heredity
  • On the road: the multicity book tour
  • The King's English
  • Twin peaks 2. Bellow's lettres
  • Nabokov's natural selection
  • Americana (stepping westward). Losing in Las Vegas
  • By way of an introduction. He's leaving home
  • Travolta's second act
  • In pornoland: pussies are bullshit
  • Literature 2. Don DeLillo: laureate of terror
  • J.G. Ballard: from outer space to inner space
  • Early Ballard: the drowned world
  • The shock of the new: A clockwork orange turns fifty
  • Sport. Three stabs at tennis
  • The Champions League final, 1999
  • In search of Dieguito Maradona
  • On the court: my beautiful game
  • Twin peaks 1. Vladimir Nabokov and the problem from Hell
  • More Personal 2. Deciding to write Time's arrow
  • Marty and Nick Jr. sail to America
  • You ask the questions 2
  • Politics 2. Ivan is introduced to the USSR: all together now
  • Is terrorism "about religion"?
  • In memory of Neda Soltan, 1983-2009: Iran
  • The crippled murderers of Cali, Colombia
  • Literature 3. Philip Roth finds himself
  • Roth the elder: a moralistic investigation
  • John Updike's farewell notes
  • Saul Bellow, as opposed to Henry James
  • Rabbit Angstrom confront Obamacare
  • Jane Austen and the dream factory
  • More Personal 3. Christopher Hitchens
  • Politics 3. On Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Her Majesty's opposition
  • President Trump orate in Ohio
  • Twin Peaks 3. Bellow: avoiding the void
  • Vera and Vladimir: letters to Vera
  • Politics 1. The Republican Party in 2011: Iowa
  • The Republican Party in 2012: Tampa, Florida
  • The Republican Party in 2016: Trump
  • Literature 1. Philip Larkin: his work and life
  • Larkin's Letters to Monica
Control code
ocn987279062
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781400044535
Lccn
2017017321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400044535
  • (OCoLC)987279062
Label
The rub of time : Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump : essays and reportage, 1994-2017, Martin Amis
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Iris Murdoch: age will win
  • The House of Windsor. Princess Diana: a mirror, not a lamp
  • The Queen's speech, the Queen's heart
  • More Personal 1. You ask the questions 1
  • The fourth estate and the puzzle of heredity
  • On the road: the multicity book tour
  • The King's English
  • Twin peaks 2. Bellow's lettres
  • Nabokov's natural selection
  • Americana (stepping westward). Losing in Las Vegas
  • By way of an introduction. He's leaving home
  • Travolta's second act
  • In pornoland: pussies are bullshit
  • Literature 2. Don DeLillo: laureate of terror
  • J.G. Ballard: from outer space to inner space
  • Early Ballard: the drowned world
  • The shock of the new: A clockwork orange turns fifty
  • Sport. Three stabs at tennis
  • The Champions League final, 1999
  • In search of Dieguito Maradona
  • On the court: my beautiful game
  • Twin peaks 1. Vladimir Nabokov and the problem from Hell
  • More Personal 2. Deciding to write Time's arrow
  • Marty and Nick Jr. sail to America
  • You ask the questions 2
  • Politics 2. Ivan is introduced to the USSR: all together now
  • Is terrorism "about religion"?
  • In memory of Neda Soltan, 1983-2009: Iran
  • The crippled murderers of Cali, Colombia
  • Literature 3. Philip Roth finds himself
  • Roth the elder: a moralistic investigation
  • John Updike's farewell notes
  • Saul Bellow, as opposed to Henry James
  • Rabbit Angstrom confront Obamacare
  • Jane Austen and the dream factory
  • More Personal 3. Christopher Hitchens
  • Politics 3. On Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Her Majesty's opposition
  • President Trump orate in Ohio
  • Twin Peaks 3. Bellow: avoiding the void
  • Vera and Vladimir: letters to Vera
  • Politics 1. The Republican Party in 2011: Iowa
  • The Republican Party in 2012: Tampa, Florida
  • The Republican Party in 2016: Trump
  • Literature 1. Philip Larkin: his work and life
  • Larkin's Letters to Monica
Control code
ocn987279062
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 392 pages
Isbn
9781400044535
Lccn
2017017321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400044535
  • (OCoLC)987279062

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