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Heavy Water and Other Stories

Amis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0224051261 / ISBN 13: 9780224051262
Editorial: London: Jonathan Cape, 1998, 1st printing stated., 1998
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Signed and dated by author on title page. Blue 8vo. hardcover, dark blue endpapers, 231 pages. Fine condition in a Fine, priced dust jacket in a glassine wrapper. Gorgeous. [Catalog-First Editions]. N° de ref. de la librería 02890

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Título: Heavy Water and Other Stories

Editorial: London: Jonathan Cape, 1998, 1st printing stated.

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st 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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