In this second extract from Toby Muse’s interview with Martin Amis at the Hay Festival in Cartegena, Amis tells Prospect about his work-in-progress The Pregnant Widow (part one of the interview can be viewed here). As Amis explains, the book’s title is a reference to the “long night of chaos and desolation” that he believes followed the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Although subsequent generations make take what Amis describes as “the rise of women, feminism, sexual revolution et cetera” for granted, people of his age are still struggling to understand the revolution they lived through.
In conversation with Martin Amis Part 2: The new novel
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