The Rub of Time
Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017Book - 2018
"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.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: xiii, 392 pages ; 25 cm