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The Resource Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991, Philip Roth

Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991, Philip Roth

Label
Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991
Title
Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
Title variation
Novels and other narratives, 1986-1991
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the last half century, the novels of Philip Roth have re-energized American fiction and redefined its possibilities, leading the critic Harold Bloom to proclaim Roth "our foremost novelist since Faulkner." Roth's comic genius, his imaginative daring, his courage in exploring uncomfortable truths, and his assault on political, cultural, and sexual orthodoxies have made him one of the essential writers of our time. By special arrangement with the author, The Library of America continues the definitive edition of Roth's collected works. This fifth volume of The Library of America's definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works presents four books that exemplify the description of Roth, proposed by British novelist Anthony Burgess, as a writer "who never steps twice into the same river." The Counterlife (1986) is a novel told from conflicting perspectives about people enacting drastic dreams of renewal and escape. The Facts (1988), the first of the Roth Books, is a novelist's autobiography in which the author presents his own battles defictionalized and unadorned. In the second Roth book, Deception (1990), a married American named Philip, living in London, and the married Englishwoman who is his mistress meet sporadically in a secret trysting place where the woman eloquently reveals herself to her lover as they talk before and after making love. In the third Roth book, Patrimony (1991), the author watches as his 86-year-old father, Herman Roth, battles a fatal brain tumor
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BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miller, Ross
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
185
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Roth family
  • Novelists, American
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991, Philip Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Ross Miller wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Prelim
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The counterlife -- The facts: a novelist's autobiography -- Deception -- Patrimony: a true story
Control code
ocn223800821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
767 pages
Isbn
9781598530308
Lccn
2008924838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0007739641
  • (OCoLC)223800821
Label
Novels & other narratives, 1986-1991, Philip Roth
Publication
Note
"Ross Miller wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--Prelim
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The counterlife -- The facts: a novelist's autobiography -- Deception -- Patrimony: a true story
Control code
ocn223800821
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
767 pages
Isbn
9781598530308
Lccn
2008924838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0007739641
  • (OCoLC)223800821

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