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Inside story : a novel / by Martin Amis.

By: Amis, Martin.
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2020Description: xxi, 521, [16] pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781787332751; 9781787332768.Subject(s): Amis, Martin | Authors, English -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Autobiographical fiction.Additional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleDDC classification: 823 Summary: His most intimate and epic work to date, Inside Story is the portrait of Martin Amis's extraordinary life, as a man and a writer. This novel had its birth in a death - that of the author's closest friend, Christopher Hitchens. we also encounter the vibrant characters who have helped define Martin Amis, from his father Kingsley, to his hero Saul Bellow, from Philip Larkin to Iris Murdoch and Elizabeth Jane Howard, and to the person who captivated his twenties, the alluringly amoral Phoebe Phelps. What begins as a thrilling tale of romantic entanglements, family and friendship, evolves into a tender, witty exploration of the hardest questions: how to live, how to grieve, and how to die. In his search for answers, Amis surveys the great horrors of the twentieth century - and the still unfolding impact of the 9/11 attacks on the twenty-first - and shares all he has learned on how to write. The result is one of Ami's greatest achievements: a love letter to life that is at once exuberant, meditative and heartbreaking, to be savoured and cherished for many years to come.
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Includes index.

His most intimate and epic work to date, Inside Story is the portrait of Martin Amis's extraordinary life, as a man and a writer.
This novel had its birth in a death - that of the author's closest friend, Christopher Hitchens. we also encounter the vibrant characters who have helped define Martin Amis, from his father Kingsley, to his hero Saul Bellow, from Philip Larkin to Iris Murdoch and Elizabeth Jane Howard, and to the person who captivated his twenties, the alluringly amoral Phoebe Phelps.
What begins as a thrilling tale of romantic entanglements, family and friendship, evolves into a tender, witty exploration of the hardest questions: how to live, how to grieve, and how to die. In his search for answers, Amis surveys the great horrors of the twentieth century - and the still unfolding impact of the 9/11 attacks on the twenty-first - and shares all he has learned on how to write.
The result is one of Ami's greatest achievements: a love letter to life that is at once exuberant, meditative and heartbreaking, to be savoured and cherished for many years to come.

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