Martin Amis: Money: A Suicide Note

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Money: A Suicide Note (1984) is Martin Amis's fifth novel and the one in which he breaks through into a bolder, more sustained and more exuberant style. It can seen as a quintessential English novel, perhaps the quintessential English novel, of the earlier 1980s, a time of epochal cultural, social, political and economic change as financial regulations started to be lifted, elements of the economy began to boom and, in England, the post-war Welfare State consensus collapsed. Money is partly a realistic novel, catching the surfaces and styles of a period when the pace and texture of ‘reality' itself seemed to alter dramatically, and partly an intertextual, metafictional work, drawing attention to itself as a…

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Tredell, Nicolas. "Money: A Suicide Note". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 April 2009
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