Philip Roth

Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage, and how he championed the work of dissident novelists ...

Philip Roth

Philip Roth

The renowned biographer's definitive portrait of a literary titan *A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, EVENING STANDARD AND NEW STATESMAN* Appointed by Philip Roth and granted complete access and independence, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth's personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the post-war literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage, and how he championed the work of dissident novelists behind the Iron Curtain. Bailey examines Roth's rivalrous friendships with Saul Bellow, John Updike and William Styron, and reveals the truths of his florid love life, culminating in his almost-twenty-year relationship with actress Claire Bloom, who pilloried Roth in her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll's House. Tracing Roth's path from realism to farce to metafiction to the tragic masterpieces of the American Trilogy, Bailey explores Roth's engagement with nearly every aspect of post-war American culture.

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Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 912
Authors: Blake Bailey
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-08 - Publisher: Random House

The renowned biographer's definitive portrait of a literary titan *A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, EVENING STANDARD AND NEW STATESMAN* Appointed by Philip Roth and granted complete access and independence, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth's personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers,
Conversations with Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Philip Roth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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The Facts
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Philip Roth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-02 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels have been to, and how far from, autobiography.
Critical Companion to Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Ira Bruce Nadel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Facts on File

Philip Roth is one of the greatest and most controversial American authors alive. A literary sensation since the publication of Goodbye, Columbus in 1959, Roth has continued to produce striking and original works of fiction, from Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 and his masterful American trilogy in the 1990s to Everyman,
Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Ira Nadel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This new biography of the controversial, influential, and prize-winning American novelist Philip Roth, a writer with an international reputation for inventive, original novels from Portnoy's Complaint to American Pastoral and The Plot Against America, is based on new access to archival documents and new interviews with Roth's friends and associates.

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