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Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions

Amis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0517597020 / ISBN 13: 9780517597026
Published by Harmony Books, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Martin Amis." Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $20.00); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002316

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Title: Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions

Publisher: Harmony Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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In a collection of essays, the author of London Fields visits Salman Rushdie, observes the making of Robocop II, ruminates on the death of John Lennon, and covers the 1992 Republican convention. 12,500 first printing.

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To this tantalizing nonfiction collection Martin Amis brings the same megawatt wit, wickedly acute perception, and ebullient wordplay that characterize his novels. He encompasses the full range of contemporary politics and culture (high and low) while also traveling to China for soccer with Elton John and to London's darts-crazy pubs in search of the perfect throw. Throughout, he offers razor-sharp takes on such subjects as:

American politics: "If history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, then the Reagan era can be seen as an eight-year blackout. Numb, pale, unhealthily dreamless: eight years of Do Not Disturb."

Chess: "Nowhere in sport, perhaps in human activity, is the gap between the tryer and the expert so astronomical.... My chances of a chess brilliancy are the 'chances' of a lab chimp and a type writer producing King Lear."

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