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The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America Free download ð 108 ↠ [PDF / Epub] ✪ The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America ☆ Martin Amis – Helpyouantib.co.uk A collection of essays on America by the author of London Fields Money and Yellow DogAt the age of ten when Martin Amis spent aA collection of Inferno and PDF #205 essays on America by the author of London Fields Money and Yellow DogAt the age of ten when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton New Jersey he was excited and frightened by America As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles and interviewed its literati filmmakers thinkers opinion makers leaders and crackpots with characteristic discernment and wit. A slim and sedulous selection of Marty's early 80s US travels His status as an author and critic has grown considerably since 1986 so this collection lacks any relevance or substance contemporary wards but there are good pieces Bellow Updike Roth Mailer Vonnegut Capote Heller They're all here And all dead Marty's non fiction output is rather thin on the ground Apart from the tremendous collection The War Against Cliché we could use articles and opinions from Britain's desireable sexagenarian I'm looking at you Penguin OK except Roth Not long to go now

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Ronic Inferno and Other Visits PDF and examine the case of Claus von Bulow Steven Spielberg gets a visit as does Brian de Palma whom Amis asks why his films make no sense and Hugh Hefner's sybaritic fortress and sanitised image are penetratedThere can be little that escapes Moronic Inferno and ePUB #9734 the eye of Martin Amis when his curiosity leads him to a subject and America has found in him a superlative chronicler. Considering I know little about 80s literature and pop culture this was a great starting point Martin Amis is an excellent writer and got me excited about things I know nothing about Particularly loved the Norman Mailer and AIDS chapters

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The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to AmericaIncluded in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer Gore Vidal Truman Capote Joseph Heller William Burroughs Kurt Vonnegut The Moronic PDFEPUBJohn Updike Paul Theroux Philip Roth and Saul Bellow Amis also takes us to Dallas where presidential candidate Ronald Reagan is attempting to liaise with born again Christians We glimpse the beau monde of Palm Beach where each couple tries to out Gatsby the other Mo. The title is a misnomer as this book is than 50% reviews of books written by American authors I much enjoyed the essays especially those on Hugh Hefner and his Playboy empire as well as Gore Vidal and Jerry Falwell Amis also delves into the AIDS crisis in 1985 It's a powerful and early call for sympathy understanding and action And a rebuke of close minded heterosexuals who see AIDS as solely a gay problem and disease Though Amis does engage in stereotyping gay men as hyper promiscuous and dismisses monogamous gay couples as a myth Amis' droll wit and keenly deployed sarcastic to scathing pen provide great insight into a period of America Elvis Presley in sad grotesue decline the rise of Ronald Reagan and the Moral Majority I came of age in The book reviews are uite good and expansive but I can't help but feel a little cheated that Amis' reflections on America weren't numerous