Title: Visiting Mrs. Nabokov
Author: Amis, Martin
Publisher: Harmony Books, New York
Publication Date: 1994
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Tight copy. Front of d-j has a few small smudges. Faint stain on fore-edge.
Synopsis: Fuelled by innumerable cigarettes, Martin Amis provides dazzling portraits of contemporaries and mentors alike: Larkin and Rushdie; Greene and Pritchett; Ballard and Burgess and Nicholson Baker; John Updike – warts and all. Vigorously zipping across to Washington, he exposes the double-think of nuke-speak; in New Orleans the Republican Convention gets a going over. And then there’s sport: he visits the world of darts and its disastrous attempt to clean itself up; dirty tricks in the world of chess; and some brisk but vicious poker with Al Alvarez and David Mamet.
Sex without Madonna, expulsion from school, a Stones gig that should have been gagged, on set with Robocop or on court with Gabriela Sabatini, this is Martin Amis at his electric best.