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Interview: Benjamin Anastas, Author of Too Good to Be True

Ben Anastas author photo

“There is a strange and abiding prestige, a strange and abiding cultural juice that comes from being a writer. Having seen the reality of it, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”

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Oktobookfest: What We’re Reading, October 2012

The Voice is All Jack Kerouac cover

The Identity Theory Staff Reading List for this month includes books on Yoko Ono and Jack Kerouac, new efforts from Martin Amis and Naomi Wolf, the latest issue of Granta, and much more.

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Ondaatje, Amis, and Autobiography: What Bauman’s Reading this Month

There were three novels back there: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje, House of Meetings by Martin Amis, and Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson. I won’t belabor except to say I truly enjoyed all three. Especially, of course, the new Ondaatje. He is, really, breathtaking. Since then, it has been the month of autobiography. […]

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Martin Amis

Martin Amis

“I think all writing answers the very human desire—not for immortality but for some extension of your mortal span.”

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December 7, 2003: Scary Martin Amis

"Scary" Martin Amis Recently I printed out a digital image I made of Martin Amis at my most recent conversation with him. I showed it to my friend Janice and her immediate reaction was that he was scary looking, "He looks like a vampire," she opined. Michael, my other friend who was also given a […]

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Martin Amis Portrait

Martin Amis was recently one of the answer choices on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The contestant had never heard of him… In case you haven’t heard of him either, Martin Amis is the author of several books, some fiction, some non-fiction, including Experience, Heavy Water, The Rachel Papers, and Money: A Suicide Note. […]

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