The Rachel Papers
 Dead Babies 
 Other People: A Mystery Story
 Money: A Suicide Note 
 Einstein's Monsters 
 London Fields London Fields
   Time's Arrow Time's Arrow
 The Information The Information
 Night Train Night Train

Heavy Water 


Invasion of the Space Invaders: An Addicts Guide, 1982.

The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America, 1986. (essays) The Moronic Inferno

Visiting Mrs. Nabakov, 1993. (essays)



Books containing contributions by Amis:

 Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas and Literature, edited by Charles McGrath. Books of the Century is an anthology of reviews, essays and letters that appeared in The New York Times Book Review between 1896 and 1996. It begins with a review of Henry James' The Spoils of Poynton and ends with Martin Amis' review of Don DeLillo's Underworld.

 My Oxford, edited by Ann Thwatte. Reminiscences of life at Oxford University by its graduates, including Martin Amis.

 Vladimir Nabokov: His Life, His World, His Art, edited by Peter Quennell. Contains Amis's essay "Nabokov's Black Farces."

 Hockney's Alphabet, edited by Stephen Spender. In 1991,  Sir Stephen Spender invited a number of distinguished writers in Britain and America to contribute original texts for an alphabet specially drawn by David Hockney. The result was a stunning volume of ABCs for grownups. Now this unique anthology has  new typography and sumptuous new production specifications. Net proceeds to go to AIDS research and services. Full color. Contains Amis's contribution "H Is for Homosexual."


The Mammoth Book of New Erotica
Chain fiction, part 4. Esquire (December 1997): 156. Amis's contribution to a story in miniature. A one-page narrative written in serial installments by five authors: Frank McCourt; Pete Dexter; Jackie Collins; Amis; and Garrison Keillor. Amis's contribution, a parody of the Danielle Steel school of novel-writing, contains this priceless reductio ad absurdum of the genre: "Towards dawn, he took her again."

Books with introductions by Amis:

 Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.
 The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow.

One-Act Play:

It's Disgusting At Your Age. The New Review 3 (September 1976): 19-24. Gender roles are reversed in this satirical play about James and Freddie, who fret about their hair, clothes, and being sexually exploited by Felicity and Miranda.


Saturn 3. Dir. Stanley Donen. ITC Films, 1980


Short Stories:

Denton's Death. Encounter (October 1976): 3-5. Kafkaesque vignette whose cyclical structure anticipates Other People: A Mystery Story.

Heavy Water

Let Me Count the Times. Granta 4 (1981): 194-207. Satirical portrait of a businessman whose obsessive fantasy life threatens his marriage.

Elvis: He Did It His Way

Brian De Palma: The Movie Brute

The Time Disease

Horrorday (excerpt)

Career Move. The New Yorker (29 June 1992): 30-38. Comic short story juxtaposing the fortunes of a poet and screenwriter.

Straight Fiction. Esquire (December 1995): 138-48. Story set in a future America where the "Straight-Rights" movement seems to be making inroads everywhere.

State of England. The New Yorker (June 24 & July 1): 92- 107. A story about London's East End, a bouncer named Mal, his wife She, their son Jet, another woman named Linzi--and mobile phones.

What Happened to Me on My Holiday. The New Yorker (July 21): 64-67. Densely autobiographical story, narrated by a fictional version of Amis's son Louis, about the death of a close family friend. The narrator purposely chooses to write in what he calls "zargazdig Ameriganese" (sarcastic Americanese) because his grief has created a "zdrange resizdanze" (strange resistance) to clarity. "I don'd wand id do be glear: do be all grizb and glear" (64).

The Coincidence of the Arts

The Janitor on Mars

Academic year 2000/2001
21st January 2001
© a.r.e.a./Dr. Vicente Forés López
© Carlos Jiménez Rico
Universitat de València Press