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The rub of time

Martin Amis

The rub of time

Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: essays and reportage, 1994-2017

by Martin Amis

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Reportage literature

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMartin Amis
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6051.M5 A6 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 392 pages
    Number of Pages392
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26945550M
    ISBN 101400044537
    ISBN 109781400044535
    LC Control Number2017017321
    OCLC/WorldCa987279062

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