Martin Amis on Thacker Mountain Radio at the Lyric

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Martin Amis reads The Rub of Time on Thacker Mountain Radio as a part of the 25th Oxford Conference for the Book. Visit for a full schedule.

The definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of the most provocative and widely read writers—with new commentary by the author.

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics—politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. Here is Amis at the 2011 GOP Iowa Caucus, where, squeezed between “windbreakers and woolly hats,” he pores over The Ron Paul Family Cookbook and laments the absence of “our Banquo,” Herman Cain. He writes about finally confronting the effects of aging on his athletic prowess. He revisits, time and time again, the worlds of Bellow and Nabokov, his “twin peaks,” masters who have obsessed and inspired him. Brilliant, incisive, and savagely funny, The Rub of Time is a vital addition to any Amis fan’s bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.

About the Author
Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six previous nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.

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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017 By Martin Amis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400044535
Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2018