The War Against Cliche

The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

Literature: History & Criticism , Essays
Paperback Published on: 07/03/2002
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Synopsis

Like John Updike, Martin Amis is the pre-eminent novelist-critic of his generation. The War Against Cliché is a selection of his reviews and essays over the past quarter-century. It contains pieces on Cervantes, Milton, Donne, Coleridge, Jane Austen, Dickens, Kafka, Philip Larkin, Joyce, Waugh, Lowry, Nabokov, F. R. Leavis, V. S. Pritchett, William Burroughs, Anthony Burgess, Angus Wilson, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Shiva and V. S. Naipaul, Kurt Vonnegut, Iris Murdoch, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Don DeLillo, Elmore Leonard, Michael Crichton, Thomas Harris - and John Updike.

Other subjects include chess, nuclear weapons, masculinity, screen censorship, juvenile violence, Andy Warhol, Hillary Clinton, and Margaret Thatcher.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099422228
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 362g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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The War Against Cliche
The War against Cliche
Where does Amis find all the time? Obviously, he writes a great deal. This collection of sharp, perceptive literary reviews shows that he has read pretty m... READ MORE
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The War Against Cliche
Sanctuary
Took long time to get involved but once again it's last few chapters which surmount our suspicion. Good decent account. It was good.
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