Monday, 20 February 2012


There have been a few pieces recently, here and there, about Martin Amis's old 'Space Invaders' book. I'm less interested in that (writer picks up paying gig: it's a dog-bites-man sort of headline) and more in the implications of this comment over 'alex' added to the LRB blog:
Can’t remember if it was Amis himself or a critic who described him as having a stylistic prowess out of proportion to his emotional development: but this subject seems commensurate to his talents, and I don’t mean that in a bad way.
This has some intriguing implications: why should it be, after all, that a sophisticated style correlates to a sophistocated emotional awareness? Mightn't we want to suggest that in fact something the reverse is true?

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