AMIS, Martin (1949) English novelist, son of Kingsley Amis, with an acid, clever, gratuitously grubby line on sexual relations. Dead Babies (Dark Secrets, 1975) has hedonists gathering for a weekend of drugs and debauchery that ends in a Jacobean congress of corpses. Like
his other work, this neat but repulsive tract for our times seems a five-finger exercise from an author of huge promise but, so far, only slender achievement.
Selected Books & Recommended Reading
The Rachel Papers (1973)
Dead Babies (1975)
Other People (1981)
Einstein's Monsters (1987)
London Fields (1989)
Time's Arrow (1991)
Two Stories (1994)
The Information (1995)
Night Train (1997)
Heavy Water (1998)
Yellow Dog (2003)
Martin Amis was
raised in Oxford, born 1949, offspring of the famous and influential
author Kingsley Amis. He
had a varied education and went to school in England, Spain and America,
before eventually arriving at Oxford University leaving with a degree in English. He
penned and released his first book in 1973, The Rachel Papers. At the
time he was working at the prestigious literary magazine at the Times Literary Supplement.
His debut book won the
Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. He went
on to edit the literary section of the New Statesman magazine.
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of the authors work.
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and work of Martin Amis
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