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Martin Amis

Mansfield Park ( 1999 version

Why boys love Jane Austen

2 September 2014 12:36

When I first read Jane Austen I had an ulterior motive. I wanted to impress a girl who read her. I didn’t get the girl, but I got the novelist:… Continue reading

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Martin Amis may be a pompous arse, but he’s our pompous arse

24 April 2014 13:11

Was it Tibor Fischer’s hatchet job on Yellow Dog? Was it the fallout from the  Islamophobia row? Was it getting his teeth fixed? Who knows, but at some point in… Continue reading

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Junot Diaz, author of 'This is How You Lose Her'. Image: Getty

Junot Diaz, the new Saul Bellow

23 January 2013 17:29

Every so often a writer renovates a whole literary landscape from underneath. Armed to the teeth with slang and learning, Saul Bellow reinvented American prose with The Adventures of Augie… Continue reading

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