The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

Martin Amis


Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write approximately? during this virtuosic, career-spanning assortment he's taking on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English soccer, Jane Austen and Penthouse discussion board, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. yet specially, Amis is anxious with literature, and with the lethal cliches–not purely of the pen, yet of the brain and the center.

In The struggle opposed to Cliché, Amis serves up clean checks of the classics and plucks missed masterpieces off their dusty cabinets. He tilts with Cervantes, Dickens and Milton, celebrates Bellow, Updike and Elmore Leonard, and deflates the most bloated reputations of the earlier 3 many years. On each web page Amis writes with jaw-dropping felicity, wit, and a subversive brilliance that sheds new mild on every thing he touches.

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