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    Dinner with Martin Amis

    Bell, Julia (2019) Dinner with Martin Amis. Paris Review , ISSN 0031-2037.

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    Abstract

    Beginning provocatively with the sentence, ‘The one time I had an opportunity to meet Martin Amis, I ended up taking heroin instead.’ This piece evokes what it was like to be a young woman working in the male-dominated (or to put it more succinctly the McEwan-Amis-Rushdie dominated) British literary world of the 1990s. But an extra sense of discomfort is added by being not just a woman but a queer woman. When my friend Barbara calls to say she has found some discarded bags of heroin under a bush and doesn’t know what to do with them, I weigh up going to her aid with missing the Martin Amis dinner I had been honoured with an invitation to. This is another in the series of essays towards a collection called 'Sermons'.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Julia Bell
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 16:04
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 08:19
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29093

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