English novelist, son of Kingsley
Amis. His novels include The Rachel Papers (1974), London Fields
(1989), Time's Arrow (1991) and The Information (1995).
1995 The Information, pt.3.
The middle-management of Manhattan stared on, their faces as thin as
Manhattan, stared, faces, thin, credit, cards
Pat Robertson at a national convention, equipped with delegates, certainly remains a terrible sight. He is a charlatan of Chaucerian dimensions.
Pat, Robertson, national, convention, equipped, delegates, remains, terrible, sight
My belief is that everything that's written about you is actually secondary
showbiz nonsense, and you shouldn't take any
notice of it.
belief, everything, written, you, secondary, showbiz, nonsense, shouldn't, notice
When success happens to an English writer, he acquires a new
typewriter.When success happens to an American writer, he
acquires a new life.
When, success, English, writer, acquires, new, American, life
Most writers need a wound, either physical or spiritual.
Most, writers, need, wound, physical, spiritual
But we mustn't go too far back?in anybody's life? Because if we
do?then nobody is to blame for anything, and
nothing matters, and everything is allowed.
we, mustn't, far, anybody's, life, nobody, blame, anything, nothing
You see tragedy requires persons of heroic stature. It works on the
principle of people being more than humansuper-humanand
also being only too human. But there
just aren't many great figures around now, so the tragic
mechanisms can't work.
You, see, tragedy, requires, persons, heroic, stature, works, principle
We live in the age of mass loquacity.We are all writing it or at any rate
talking it: the memoir, the apologia, the c.v., the cri de
We, live, age, mass, writing, rate, talking, memoir, apologia
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