Fb2 The Pregnant Widow ePub
by Martin Amis
|Publisher:||Jonathan Cape; Airports / Ireland / Export and Waterstones in the UK ed edition (2010)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1947 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1568 kb|
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The world is a book we can’t put dow. nd he started reading about a new mental disease, one that spoke to him in a haunting whisper.
The world is a book we can’t put dow. It affected children, the new disease; but it worked best on grown-ups-on those who had reached the years of discretion.
The Pregnant Widow is a novel by the English writer Martin Amis, published by Jonathan Cape on 4 February 2010. Its theme is the feminist revolution, which Amis sees as incomplete and bewildering for women, echoing the view of the 19th-century Russian writer, Alexander Herzen, that revolution is "a long night of chaos and desolation".
Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir Experience, and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction, most .
Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir Experience, and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction, most recently The Second Plane.
Martin Amis's new novel shows a regathering of his artistic energies, says Christopher Tayler. A hostile reading of The Pregnant Widow might be that it blames Keith's moral quasi-degradation and failure as a poet on too close or too early an association with naughty ladies. A more sympathetic one would be that the novel portrays the 70s as the ground zero of a narcissistic baby-boomer culture that coarsened both sexes, a culture in which Amis's writerly enterprise is implicated too.
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Martin Amis’s novel concerns three students from the University of London, one male, two female, who stay . To Amis, London was a petri dish of sexual experimentation.
Martin Amis’s novel concerns three students from the University of London, one male, two female, who stay at a castle in Italy in 1970 during the opening skirmishes of the sexual revolution. In his new novel, The Pregnant Widow he says that sex was everywhere, and that the turning point in the whole affair arrived when girls became sexual aggressors who could pursue their desires and enjoy the tingle of license just like their male counterparts. Yes, just like guys, minus the pleading. To discuss a Martin Amis book, you must first discuss the orchestrated release of a Martin Amis book.
Martin Amis has come home, which is why The Pregnant Widow, his latest novel, has been so keenly anticipated. In the past decade his books have wandered from Russia (Koba the Dread, House of Meetings) via America (Night Train) to the Islamic world (The Second Plane). These books have not been, even his fans admit, his best. But with his new novel Amis is back in Kent and Christendom and dealing with the subjects that made him famous: sex, comedy, Britain. It is the summer of 1970 and a group of attractive young English men and women have gathered in a castle in Italy.
Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.