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Title:
Martin Amis : the essential guide to contemporary literature : The Rachel papers, London fields, Time's arrow, Experience
Author:
Reynolds, Margaret, 1957-
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Publication Information:
London : Vintage, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
vi, 199 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780099437659
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR6051.M5 Z87 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

In "Vintage Living Texts", teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Martin Amis. It is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Martin Amis, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Amis' themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.


Author Notes

The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.


Table of Contents

Vintage Living Texts: Preface
About this seriesp. 1
Contentp. 1
How to use this seriesp. 2
Who are these books for?p. 3
Martin Amis
Introductionp. 5
Interview with Martin Amisp. 12
Vintage Living Texts
The Rachel Papers
Reading guidesp. 29
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 31
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 60
London Fields
Reading guidesp. 67
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 69
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 104
Time's Arrow
Reading guidesp. 111
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 113
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 139
Experience
Reading guidesp. 143
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 145
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 171
Vintage Living Texts: Reference
Selected extracts from reviewsp. 177
Glossary of literary terms used in this bookp. 187
Biographical outlinep. 194
Select bibliographyp. 196

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