NABOKV-L post 0015481, Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:52:36 -0400

goes back to one of Martin's heroes - Nabokov ...
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[image: Guardian Unlimited]

*Complete article at following URL* *

Style over substance

*Novelists like Martin Amis should be wary of using a verbose and unclear
literary style when writing explicitly political material.*
September 18, 2007 9:00 AM

Kingsley Amis<>used
to have no qualms about attacking the "terrible compulsive vividness"
of his son's <,,-4,00.html>writing.
He even went as far as to say he could never finish reading his
novels. "It goes back to one of Martin's heroes -
I lay it all at his door - that constant demonstrating of his command of
Englishness." These
unnecessary verboseness have haunted Amis' illuminated career.

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