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The Pregnant Widow

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The Pregnant Widow is a stunning book; it contains within it all that is best in the English novel.” —The Millions “Sumptuous It is beautifully achieved, cunningly relaxed, and also reveals considerable emotional depth Moving and humane, The Pregnant Widow alsoCited by: “Classic Amis One must read The Pregnant Widow for its evocation of youth without innocence, and of the sexual revolution’s ‘tingle of license,’ where words—not just bodies—were liberated.” —Parul Sehgal, Time Out New York/5(69).

About The Pregnant Widow. A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language. The year isand Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a.

“The Pregnant Widow” is set largely inat a castle above an Italian countryside village in Campania, where it just so happens D. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, once stayed. (In this novel. • In The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis, a man in his 50s looks back on the sexual high point of his life, a summer in.

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The tragicomedy of manners that ensues will have an indelible effect on all its participants, and we witness, too, how it shapes Keith's subsequent love life for decades to come. Bitingly funny, full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is a trenchant portrait of young lives being carried away on a sea of change.

The Pregnant Widow is a novel by the English writer Martin Amis, published by Jonathan Cape on 4 February Its theme is the feminist revolution, which Amis sees as incomplete and bewildering for women, echoing the view of the 19th-century Russian writer, Alexander Herzen, that revolution is "a long night of chaos and desolation".

The "pregnant widow", a phrase Author: Martin Amis. Martin Amis, in The Pregnant Widow, describes what psychologists call an animal birthday: Keith asks to review a book on trial for a literary supplement, and the review leads, over the.

The first thing to say about Amis's 12th novel, The Pregnant Widow, then, is that it is a great relief to find him back as a Keith. The moniker might be a nod to Keith Talent, the antihero of.

As Amis deftly explores the repercussions and consequences of that one summer, he presents us with a precise and poignant portrait of the liberating possibilities, and the haunting consequences, of change. Expertly written and full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is Amis at his fearless : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis: review. The Pregnant Woman is a deeply autobiographical novel in which Martin Amis returns to the s and the sexual revolution of his youth. But does his. For all its ambition and verbal pyrotechnics, Martin Amis’s The Pregnant Widow is basically a book about boys and girls—or rather, one boy and many girls.

It’s Amis’s most nakedly. I’ve read a bunch of Martin Amis books over the years. And I gotta say that he can be of a bear sometimes. Books like Money and London Fields were exciting and raw and dangerous and filled with characters that were both laugh out loud funny. The Pregnant WidowBy Martin Amis(Alfred A.

Knopf; pages; $)Martin Amis' new novel, "The Pregnant Widow," is about the lifelong consequences of a year-old English lit major's summer at. Amis is sixty now, and his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, revisits a Charles-like youth — which is to say, the youth of sex-crazed Amis himself.

It’sand twenty-year-old Keith Nearing, a student of English, is weathering the sexual revolution in an Italian castle stocked like a pond with gorgeous girls. The phrase "The Pregnant Widow" was coined by a Russian writer, Alexander Herzen, and refers to the post revolutionary vacuum which usually exists between the death of the old order and the birth of the new.

In this instance Amis is dealing with the, as yet, in his view, not fully formed or matured feminist movement/5(91). Bitingly funny, full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is a trenchant portrait of young lives being carried away on a sea of change.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY MAR 1, Amis revisits themes from his early novels sex, class resentment, lust, humiliation, obsession with the grim perceptiveness of experience in this fascinating return to form.4/5(8). Book Review: 'The Pregnant Widow' By Martin Amis — A Summer In Italy Breeds Lust, Confusion In The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis, a man in his 50s looks back on the sexual high point of his life.

"The Pregnant Widow" begins as a beautifully poised, patient comedy of manners, in the tradition of the nineteenth- century English novels that Martin Amis's college-age hero, Keith Nearing, is reading; then, in the last third, the narrative skips ahead and thins out and speeds up and starts to destroy itself joyously, like one of Jean Tinguely's self-wrecking.

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Amis/Nearing, all the other ones Any additional comments. Really, really poor book. Impossibly louche characters used as a vehicle for Amis' own imaginary recollections of his youth, and to reinforce his own particular prejudices. A mean-spirited little book, too. Awful. The phrase "The Pregnant Widow" was coined by a Russian writer, Alexander Herzen, and refers to the post revolutionary vacuum which usually exists between the death of the old order and the birth of the new.

In this instance Amis is dealing with the, as yet, in his view, not fully formed or matured feminist movement/5(42). THE PREGNANT WIDOW.

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This novel about the sexual revolution is ultimately something of a tease, with far more talking and reading, and talking about reading, than consummation. The Pregnant Widow. Amis revisits themes from his early novels—sex, class resentment, lust, humiliation, obsession—with the grim perceptiveness of.

Bitingly funny, full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is a trenchant portrait of young lives being carried away on a sea of change. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author/5(K). The Pregnant Widow by Amis, Martin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Pregnant Widow is about the Sexual Revolution.

It is a memoir of sorts, a higher autobiography, an echo back to a younger Amis, his life and work, except the sound now, the voice is not the high-octane, clever, boyish excess of his early ‘testosterone novels’; it 3/5.

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The year isand it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing—twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel—is struggling to twist.

Martin Amis' latest book is arguably a throwback to some of his earlier work. It is not the savagely funny satire of 'Money' or 'London Fields', rather it's a comedy of sexual manners set against the changing attitudes and sexual mores starting in the s - the Pregnant Widow of the title is, as it were, between the death of the old age and.

Expertly written and full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is Amis at his fearless best. About the Author Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir Experience, and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction, most recently The Second Plane.“This is a fine and hilarious book Mr Amis has always been a stimulating writer, and someone who gives a distinctive colouring to certain times in our lives.

"The Pregnant Widow" is Amis at his absolute and unique best” The Economist.Bitingly funny, full of wit and pathos, "The Pregnant Widow "is a trenchant portrait of young lives being carried away on a sea of change.

About the Author Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir "Experience," and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction, most recently "The Second Plane.".