Saturday, June 20, 2009

Martin's Muse

There’s something oddly daunting about my face. It’s angular, yet delicate; thin long nose, wide thin mouth – and the eyes: richly lashed, dark ochre with a twinkle of singed auburn…
Martin Amis talks about his muse in The Telegraph. His former close friend Rob Henderson, who died seven years ago, has shown up as Charles Highway in The Rachel Papers (his character described above) and as Gregory Riding in Success and Amis describes him as a catalyst for his new novel The Pregnant Widow, due out early next year.

Ex-girlfriend, Julie Kavanagh lifts the lid on her relationship with Amis in a fascinating piece called The Martin Papers in The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully he doesn't end up looking like his father! :-)

GUiKP said...

Aha, The Economist is also into Lifestyle nad Arts, among other things. Ta for introducing Intelligent Life, another fabulous distraction.

Yusuf Martin said...

Could never get on with his writing, always preferred his dad's books.

Anonymous said...

Having a hand in making a girl an unmarried mother can't have been very intelligent.