Martin Amis: London Fields (7189 words)


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London Fields (1989), Martin Amis's sixth novel, remains his most complex and controversial. Like his previous novel, Money (1984), it is a long fiction sustained by a plethora of incident and an intense, quirky style; but whereas Money was a first-person narrative from a male point-of-view, London Fields is a mixture of first- and third-person narrative in which a female protagonist figures prominently (even though its third-person sections are supposedly by the first-person male narrator-novelist). In terms of genre, London Fields is a hybrid work. It opens with the first-person narrator, Samson Young, offering three generic definitions of the novel we are starting to read: it is “a …

Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "London Fields". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 July 2009 [, accessed 07 May 2021.]

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