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Heavy Water and Other Stories.

Amis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0224051261 / ISBN 13: 9780224051262
Verlag: Jonathan Cape: 1998., 1998
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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First U.K. edition, the true first. Fine in nearly fine jacket (hint of sticker residue). Additionally, Mr. Amis has signed this copy on the title page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 79

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Titel: Heavy Water and Other Stories.

Verlag: Jonathan Cape: 1998.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First Edition

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Fine cloth copy in a like, particularly well preserved dw; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. ; 231 pages; Description: 231 p. Subjects: Martin Amis - Heavy Water and other stories.

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Martin Amis's short stories make his novels look prim. They are also more frankly satirical. Whole world's are created - or invented. In 'Straight Fiction', everyone is gay (apart from the beleaguered 'straight' community); in'Career Moves', screenplay writers submit their works to little magazines, while poets are flown first-class to Los Angeles; in 'The Janitor on Mars', a sardonic robot gives us some strange news about life in the solar system. Largely absent in the novels, the middle classes get a showing in 'Let Me Count the Times', where a man had a mad affair with himself. 'Heavy Water' portrays the exhaustion of working-class culture; 'State of England' portrays its weird resuscitation. And in 'The Coincidence of the Arts' an English baronet becomes entangled with an African-American chess hustler. The earliest story, 'Denton's Death', was first published in 1975, but the bulk of the collection can be firmly labelled 'most recent work'.

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