The Moronic Inferno

The Moronic Inferno

And Other Visits to America

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. s 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. ncluded in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Joseph Heller, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Paul Theroux, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. mis also takes us to Dallas, where presidential candidate Ronald Reagan is attempting to liaise with born-again Christians. e glimpse the beau monde of Palm Beach, where each couple tries to out-Gatsby the other, 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 penetrated. here can be little that escapes the eye of Martin Amis when his curiosity leads him to a subject, and America has found in him a superlative chronicler. "
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2006, c1986.
ISBN: 9780099461869
0099461862
Branch Call Number: 824.914 AMI
Characteristics: xii, 242 p. ; 20 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at ORL.

Try searching for The Moronic Inferno to see if ORL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top