Martin Amis - The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017 — at Sidwell Friends Meeting House

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together in The Rub of Time. 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 fans bookshelf, and the perfect primer for readers discovering his fierce and tremendous journalistic talents for the first time.

Amis will be in conversation with Tope Folarin, a writer based in Washington DC. His debut novel, The Proximity of Distance, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.


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Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400044535
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2018

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