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Experience A Memoir Ebook Ù 432 pages Download ↠ Martin amis ☆ The son of the comic novelist Kingsley Amis Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life He also examines the life and legacy of his cousin Lucy Partington who was abducted and Also deconstructs the changing literary scene including Amis' portraits of Saul Bellow Salman Rushdie Allan Bloom Philip Larkin and Robert Graves among other I always find it hard to review some things and this was one of them On the whole I enjoyed this despite reading away at it for a while now and feeling like it wasn't going to end I don't think I like Amis but I found the book interesting when he began to talk about his relationship with his dad their relationship both being famous writers and the other writers he was friends with like McEwan Rushdie and Bellow And whatever could be said about Martin he's damn clever Damn clever He also spoke far too long about his teeth and the teeth of Nabokov and Joyce So a fairly enjoyable memoir but yeah too much teeth

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The son of the comic novelist Kingsley Amis Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life He Martin Amis you will discover is a human punching bag for critics Google his name or one of his books and you will find an endless resource of Amis bashing from broadsheets to boobragsThe reason Pretension People perceive Amis as a conceited windbag who ranks himself amongst Nabokov Saul Bellow and his father Kingsley in the pantheon of literary greats The voice doesn’t help – that interminable transatlantic drawl with its considered hesitations and self important emphasesThe fact of the matter of the fact of the matter of the matter is that Amis is a towering presence in the field of lit crit the sharpest and smartest Nero of criticism working in Britain right now with almost four decades of experience under his beltWhich brings me to Experience a book that is not about lit crit that is not about literature but which purports to be about Amis and his dad Well firstly there is no book about Martin Amis which is not about lit crit and the process of writing After the first fifty pages – past the infinitesimal detail about his entrance into the litosphere – I got the impression Amis had been imprisoned in this role of literary executioner since birth His entrance into the literary world is so casual like a son automatically following in his dad's footsteps that it is barely coveredThe novel is largely about Amis’s relationship with his father Kingsley Amis and his cousin Lucy Partington cut down by Fred West at a bus stop at the age of 21 Amis writes about his father using an incredible amount of literary comparisons and footnotes showing how much he learned of his father through his books and uite how important ‘the book’ was in their lives – scarcely a day in the Amis household would pass without reference to the GreatsAs is to be expected in household of writers who count Philip Larkin as a cuddly uncle Anyway this book is fascinating and intimate Amis was deeply affected by his cousin’s death and her presence is felt throughout the whole novel mirroring her impact on his life Kingsley is evoked as a genius wit and a hilariously un PC father but also an adulterer paranoid and lonely manAmis looks back on his youth with humour and contempt – including a series of spotty photos in the sleeve – and tackles the press who fondly hound him and romanticises his dental agony as being a sign of greatness There are the usual Amis preoccupations to be found here – Nabokov Saul Bellow and his never less than irritating mate Christopher HitchensEven if you’re not a fiftysomething intellectual from a time when people had staunch political stances and voiced ‘radical’ opinions among the bourgeois highbrow crowd you should find this memoir a touching portrait of an unconventional and privileged upbringing The passages about his father's death are especially touching Amis's most honest and lyrical writing is to be found hereOr you’ll find this a self indulgent portrait of a man you have absolutely interest in whatsoeverI rather enjoyed it you know

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Experience A MemoirAlso examines the life and legacy of his cousin Lucy Partington who was abducted and murdered by one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers Experience I think this is my all time favourite autobiography Beautifully written packed with wonderful anecdotes sometimes laugh out loud funny and sometimes deeply moving What can you ask for