The Rub of Time
For more than 30 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 talents for the first time. (From Knopf Canada)
The Rub of Time is available in February 2018.