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by Amis Martin


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The world is a book we can’t put dow. nd he started reading about a new mental disease, one that spoke to him in a haunting whisper.

The world is a book we can’t put dow. It affected children, the new disease; but it worked best on grown-ups-on those who had reached the years of discretion.

The Pregnant Widow is a novel by the English writer Martin Amis, published by Jonathan Cape on 4 February 2010. 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".

Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir Experience, and two collections of stories and six of nonfiction, most .

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.

Martin Amis's new novel shows a regathering of his artistic energies, says Christopher Tayler. Vivid yet analytically shallow ­reversals of this sort find a place in The Pregnant Widow. Early on, there's a riff on miniskirts, see-through blouses, knee-high patent leather boots "and all the other things you needed before you could act like a boy". There's also a good deal of chat about handjobs, boxes and so on: the dialogue of bookish, defensively cocky young men cracking wise among themselves, which was another of Amis's 70s specialities.

Martin Amis’s novel concerns three students from the University of London, one male, two female, who stay . To Amis, London was a petri dish of sexual experimentation.

Martin Amis’s novel concerns three students from the University of London, one male, two female, who stay at a castle in Italy in 1970 during the opening skirmishes of the sexual revolution. In his new novel, The Pregnant Widow he says that sex was everywhere, and that the turning point in the whole affair arrived when girls became sexual aggressors who could pursue their desires and enjoy the tingle of license just like their male counterparts. Yes, just like guys, minus the pleading. To discuss a Martin Amis book, you must first discuss the orchestrated release of a Martin Amis book.

A story from another genre, another way of doing things. Social realism had failed to hold. And what was the form of words? The child was conceived in May, 1944. And what was the form of words? The child was conceived in May, 1944 w days of her pregnancy Adriano’s mother was in prison. The crime she was guilty of was being married to her husband

Amis has definitely given us an example of imitative form.

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The Pregnant Widow

Comments: (7)

Wenyost
Other reviewers have done an excellent job summarizing Amis' plot in "The Pregnant Widow." This review is my response to the novel, sans plot synopsis.

I loved this book. Having watched the American release date get postponed time and again, I wondered if the reason might be the quality of the work. I need not have worried. Here Amis is in his zone, brilliantly nailing the humor, craftily weaving the plot, lavishly wordsmithing his abundant vocabulary to great ends, all the while revealing much about the sexes.

I am thrilled with how funny and well written "Widow" is, how entertaining its story. After having appreciated "House of Meetings" but feeling weighed down by how depressing the material was, and after enjoying the slim tome "The Second Plane," I was long ready for a meaty Amis novel, and "Widow" delivered for me.

With the passing of J.D. Salinger, Martin Amis is now my favorite living writer. I am lending "Widow" to a friend who has never read him, with the hope that this book will be an excellent introduction to a brilliant writer.

Four stars instead of five because throughout my reading, I did have one nagging complaint about the believability of one particular issue I cannot reveal here without ruining a key surprise in the novel. I did not see this surprise coming, however, and in hindsight it does resolve what my complaint was.

Well done yet again, Mr. Amis. Eagerly awaiting your next.
Uris
When you start to read this novel, right away you are swimming in Amis' incomparable turns of phrase and descriptions that make you happy to be in the company of someone who is a master of words. I loved this book and its settings: sweet, sunny Italy, and gritty, grey, competitive London. Underneath the very English plot of love, sun, mistaken identities, heroes and heroines losing their way, with plenty of literary references that are both fun and erudite, there is a current of melancholy that gives the book shadow as well as light. After all, a pregnant widow has the joy of a child to anticipate but the grief of great loss to endure, and the complicated relationships transcend the summer of 1970 and finally bring the characters to the current day, flawed, grieving for a lost sister, but with hard-won happiness found at last. Oh, and I loved the homage to Nabokov, as well as to Philip Larkin, just to contrast with Austen, Fielding, Trollope, and D.H. Lawrence, And this book sent me to look again at Experience, Amis' own memoir, which as some parallels with TPW. A very nice book to read.
Ynneig
I thought I wasn't going to get far in this, with the endless fluff of not quite hilarious jokes. But Amis's jokes got better, or maybe they grew on me. This isn't as funny or as tightly written as some of his other works, like Money or The Information or Success, but the invention never flags. Who but Amis can make a hundred pages of quips about a four foot nine Italian count? And another fifty about a dog that looks like a rat? Or write so humorously about sex without it ever getting grainy and gritty? Where I think the book goes wrong, or if not wrong then somewhat unbalanced, is in not being unrelievedly funny. It tries to get serious. The interludes, where the now fifty-year-old Keith looks back on the twenty-year-old Keith and reports on how his life and those of his young companions turned out, are fine and funny, but don't seem to have much connection with that summer together in the castle twenty years before. Even more unbalancing is the reworking of his earlier novel Success into the plot. Success had two foster brothers and a mad sister. The Widow has essentially the same, Keith and Patrick being adopted brothers and Violet being their mad sister this time out. Violet adds a tragic note to the novel that seems out of place. I appreciate that ending such a book must be hard for an author, but I don't grant total Success here.
Niwield
The Pregnant Widow is a literary view of one man's fixation on women's bodies. Who knew that all that playboy stuff was for real? i think one can probably generalize Amis' obsessions to the male of the specis. Might help the reading of this opus if the reader has a classics background. I found it interesting that the only woman who Amis fails to describe in sexual terms is Conchita, his third wife. The reader gets no insight into Conchita's charms or her appeal Interesting, though, that Amis is married to a younger woman from South America.
Vit
This is the first Amis book that I can quibble with, just a little. I understand that the narrative is slow-moving (to say the least), as seduction itself, as a process, often is. But there's just a bit too much explaining in this one, and it feels labored in parts. However, as usual, other parts made me shout out loud with joy and recognition, and if he would just edit out the sections that show parallels between 1960 and now, this book would sing, like the other good ones he's written (Night Train, The Information, etc).
The Pregnant Widow download epub
Author: Amis Martin
ISBN: 0224076124
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; First North American Edition edition (2010)
Pages: 256 pages