from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Amis, Sir Kingsley 1922-1995. British writer best known for his novels, including Lucky Jim (1954) and Jake's Thing (1978).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former spelling of amice.
Martin Amis is one of the literary world's most celebrated and controversial authors ( "Money: A Suicide Note," "London Fields" and his latest, "The Pregnant Widow"), with contentious views on everything from religion to beauty and politics.
Considering Martin Amis is 60, one would think that the instinct for self-preservation would deter him from advertising such boorish ideas; he grew up in a less civilised time than his father, of course.
Then again, Martin Amis is also a fan, so another concerted effort is definitely required.
Updike, John (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Guardian obit; Martin Amis tribute
Last weekend Martin Amis told a literary festival audience that it's "impossible" for a novelist to write about real, as opposed to pornographic, sex anyway.
Martin Amis says literary sex is impossible, Hilary Mantel prefers to leave things to the imagination ... but Tony Blair went for it hell for leather and got nominated for a Bad Sex award.
Money by Martin Amis The bravura opening to Amis's novel has John Self narrating his journey from JFK into Manhattan in a New York cab driven by a simian cabbie who seems to keep a baseball bat next to the handbrake.
Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Ken Russell and Michael Parkinson are among those backing a fight to save a visitors 'centre in the writer's Nottinghamshire home town
Agents are heading off to this year's book fair with a host of titles from the likes of Martin Amis, Eoin Colfer and David Bowie.
Agents are heading off to this year's book fair with a host of titles from the likes of Martin Amis, Eoin Colfer and David Bowie ....
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