THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Martin Amis Literary Criticism

Money

In this essay, Brian Finney explores the relationship between the protagonist and narrator in Money, and the implications of the plot structure of Time's Arrow.
An essay by Jon Begley, a tutor at the University of Leicester, which draws on Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of dialogism, for a reading which emphasizes the dialogic and transatlantic structure of Money.
A paper by Florian Niedlich analyzing how this novel's unusual narrative method responds, both in form and content, to the Thatcher years.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Amis employs in Money and The Information to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narratives and roguish protagonists; McCulloch also discusses works by Richard Russo, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.

London Fields

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the relationship between the narrator and characters of Other People and London fields.
An essay by Zia Gluhbegovic of Belgrade University which explores some of the narrative strategies Amis employs in his rendering of London in this novel.

Night Train

A paper by María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro, a Senior Lecturer at The University of Zaragoza, evaluating Amis's novel as an example of metaphysical detective fiction.

Time's Arrow

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the implications of modernity and how they impact on the narrative of Amis's novel.
In this essay, Brian Finney explores the relationship between the protagonist and narrator in Money, and the implications of the plot structure of Time's Arrow.
Essay looking at the importance of memory in Time's Arrow and Salman Rushdie's Shame.

Other People

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, examining the relationship between the narrator and characters of Other People and London fields.

The Information

An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Amis employs in The Information and Money to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narratives and roguish protagonists; McCulloch also discusses works by Richard Russo, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.