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Philip Roth: The American Trilogy
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Philip Roth: The American Trilogy

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

Ross Miller wrote the chronology and notes for this volume --P. facing t.p. verso.

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Philip Roth: Novels and Stories 1959-1962
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Philip Roth: Novels and Stories 1959-1962

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

Here for the first time in an authoritative two-volume reader's edition are the fresh social observations contained within Roth's six books: Goodbye Columbus, Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang, and ...

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Philip Roth: Novels 2001-2007: The Dying Animal / The Plot Against America / Exit Ghost (Library of America #23 6)
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Philip Roth: Novels 2001-2007: The Dying Animal / The Plot Against America / Exit Ghost (Library of America #23 6)

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

The definitive Philip Roth edition continues with three novels written in his late sixties and early seventies. The Dying Animal (2001) marks the final return of David Kepesh from The Breast (1972) and The Professor of...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Hermione Lee

A study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. Setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, it explores the...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Prof. Harold Bloom

A collection of critical essays discuss the works of the American author.

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Conversations with Philip Roth
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Conversations with Philip Roth

George J. Searles

This collection of interviews reveals the intellectual and creative life of one of America's contemporary masters of fiction writing. In spanning his richly productive career, they convey a sense of his continuity and of his...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Aimee Pozorski

Philip Roth's many honors testify to his importance. He won awards for many of his individual novels, including two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, three PEN/Faulkner awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

David Brauner

A study of one of the most important contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. This book offers a view of Roth as an intellectually adventurous and stylistically brilliant writer who constantly reinvents himself in surprising...

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Philip Roth: Fiction and Power
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Philip Roth: Fiction and Power

Patrick Hayes

Philip Roth: Fiction and Power explores how Roth emerged as a writer, examining his impact on questions about the value of literature and the literary canon, the nature of tragedy, the relationship between art and the unconscious,...

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Philip Roth and World Literature
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Philip Roth and World Literature

Velichka D Ivanova

A book like this is long overdue because not many are aware of the numerous intersections between Philip Roth's fiction and world literature. In highlighting these intersections and uneasy passages, this comparative approach...

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Portnoy's Complaint  by Philip Roth
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Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

Marijke Eggert

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Flensburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Introduction to American Literature,...

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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth
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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth

Claudia Franziska Bruhwiler

Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG) of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth
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Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth

Brett Ashley Kaplan

Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration. It is impossible to think about Jewish victimization...

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Philip Roth and the Jews
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Philip Roth and the Jews

Alan Cooper

Examines Philip Roth's use of Jewish ideas and materials in his novels, considering also the responses to Roth's work and his relations with the Jewish community and contemporary Jewish writers.

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The Major Phases of Philip Roth
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The Major Phases of Philip Roth

David Gooblar

Contains an account and reflection on each diverse stage of Philip Roth's fifty-year career. This book confronts his diversity by accounting for each stage of Rothian preoccupation, from the comedy and seriousness to the Judaism...

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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth
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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth

Timothy Parrish

The most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available for students, scholars and readers of Roth.

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The Major Phases of Philip Roth
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The Major Phases of Philip Roth

David Gooblar

Includes an account and reflection on each diverse stage of Philip Roth's fifty-year career. This book confronts his diversity by accounting for each stage of Rothian preoccupation, from the comedy and seriousness to the Judaism...

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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth
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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth

Timothy Parrish

The most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available for students, scholars and readers of Roth.

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Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author
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Philip Roth: New Perspectives on an American Author

Derek Parker Royal

While each chapter focuses on the central issues in the specific work, several larger themes that run throughout many of his writings will be addressed, including the rise of suburbanization in post-war America, the problems and...

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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth
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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth

Claudia Franziska Bruhwiler

Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG) of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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The Ghost Writer
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The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth

Introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his...

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Portnoy's Complaint
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Portnoy’s Complaint

Philip Roth

A story that tells about the confession of Alexander Portnoy who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.

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American Pastoral
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American Pastoral

Philip Roth

Seymour Levov, a devoted family man and inheritor of his father's factory, comes of age in thriving post-war America. His daughter Merry is the apple of his eye until America begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s, and Merry...

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Nemesis
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Nemesis

Philip Roth

It's Summer, 1944. In the 'stifling heat of equatorial Newark', a terrifying epidemic is raging. Vigorous, decent, twenty-three year old playground director Bucky Cantor is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself...

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Comic Sense: Reading Robert Coover, Stanley Elkin, Philip Roth
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Comic Sense: Reading Robert Coover, Stanley Elkin, Philip Roth

Thomas Pughe

Explores the comic in the work of three North American writers. Pughe concentrates mainly on their texts: Robert Coover's A Night at the Movies and The Public Burning ; Stanley Elkin's The Dick Gibson Show , The Franchiser ...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

David Brauner

A study of one of the most important contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. This book offers a view of Roth as an intellectually adventurous and stylistically brilliant writer who constantly reinvents himself in surprising...

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It Can Happen Here: Jack London Sinclair Lewis Philip Roth
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It Can Happen Here: Jack London Sinclair Lewis Philip Roth

Claire Sprague

Before the threat of radical Islam, there was the threat of the radical right. Made entirely in America. We think that right wing revolution can't happen here. But the unimaginable does happen here in three daring counter-factual...

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Up Society's Ass, Copper: Rereading Philip Roth
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Up Society’s Ass, Copper: Rereading Philip Roth

Mark Shechner

The culmination of 30 years of writing about Philip Roth. This collection of essays, reviews, fulminations and daydreams, combines first impressions with conclusions that have been percolating for decades - the record of a...

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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth
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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth

Elaine B. Safer

Explores the comic device, used by the author to satirize his times, the Jewish community, and himself.

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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth
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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth

Elaine B. Safer

Explores the comic device Roth uses to satirize his times, the Jewish community, and himself.

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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America
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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America

Debra Shostak, David Brauner, Dean J. Franco, Jennifer Glaser, Andrew Gordon

A collection of essays on Philip Roth offering critical readings and assessments of texts. It illuminates Roth's multilayered perceptions of twentieth-century America as a place, a culture, and an idea that shapes its inhabitants...

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Philip Roth-The Continuing Presence: New Essays on Psychological Themes
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Philip Roth-The Continuing Presence: New Essays on Psychological Themes

Jane Statlander-Slote

This is a ground-breaking collection of psychologically-themed, new, contemporary essays on Philip Roth written by some of the most prestigious and prominent Roth scholars in the world. There are also included important studies of...

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Critical Companion to Philip Roth: a Literary Reference to His Life and Work
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Critical Companion to Philip Roth: a Literary Reference to His Life and Work

Ira Bruce Nadel

Critical Companion to Philip Roth is a comprehensive reference to this talented writer's life and works. Coverage includes: A concise but thorough biography of Roth Entries on all of Roth's works, including American Pastoral,...

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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America
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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America

Debra Shostak, David Brauner, Dean J. Franco, Jennifer Glaser, Andrew Gordon

Philip Roth has without doubt been one of the most important writers of fiction in the United States during the latter part of the twentieth century. This title collects essays by noted Roth scholars on three essential novels...

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Philip Roth, Dick Hill

Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent and his assurance. When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic and looks like...

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The Breast
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The Breast

Philip Roth, David Colacci

Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of this fantasy has become a 155-pound female...

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A Writer at Work
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A Writer at Work

Philip Roth, Volker Hage

* This is a rare collection of interviews with Philip Roth and portraits of the man and his work. * In a clear and direct way, Roth speaks openly about his views on a wide range of topics, from US politics and American culture to...

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Text/Countertext: Postmodern Paranoia in Samuel Beckett, Doris Lessing, and Philip Roth
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Text/Countertext: Postmodern Paranoia in Samuel Beckett, Doris Lessing, and Philip Roth

Marie A Danziger

Text/Countertext: Postmodern Paranoia in Samuel Beckett, Doris Lessing, and Philip Roth analyzes the psychological and structural dynamic of three postmodern novels: Samuel Beckett's Malone Dies. Doris Lessing's The Golden...

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Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as a Comic Writer
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Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as a Comic Writer

Ben Siegel, Jay L. Halio

Few contemporary American writers have stirred the minds and emotions of their readers as Philip Roth has done. This book assembles a group of Roth scholars and critics who focus their attention on the different ways Roth brings...

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Mendelssohn is on the Roof
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Mendelssohn is on the Roof

Jiri Weil, Philip Roth, Marie Winn

SS Officer Juliyus Schlesinger is ordered to remove the statue of the Jewish composer Mendelssohn from the roof of the Prague Academy of Music before an official concert. Unsure which of the statues is Mendelssohn, he tells his...

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Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald
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Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald

Daniel Medin, Marjorie Perloff, Rainer Rumold

Franz Kafka was a self-conscious writer whose texts were highly if mysteriously autobiographical. Three giants of contemporary fiction - J M Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W G Sebald - have acknowledged their debt to the work of Kafka....

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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography
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The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography

Philip Roth, Mel Foster

The author of Portnoy's Complaint and The Counterlife has written an unconventional and candid autobiography which explores his life, examines the relationship between fiction and biography and discusses the themes of freedom...

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The Breast
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The Breast

Philip Roth, David Colacci

Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of this fantasy has become a 155-pound female...

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The Great American Novel
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The Great American Novel

Philip Roth, James Daniels

Now that whaling is banned and the Mississippi is a tourist attraction, the subject for anything resembling The Great American Novel could only be baseball. And the author could only be Philip Roth, who in this ribald, wickedly...

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Indignation
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Indignation

Philip Roth, Dick Hill

It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg...

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The Professor of Desire
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The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth, David Colacci

David Kepesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities. Temptation comes to him in both its ordinary and spectacular forms. This...

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When She Was Good
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When She Was Good

Philip Roth, Tanya Eby

When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process.

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My Life as a Man
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My Life as a Man

Philip Roth, Dan John Miller

A fiction-within-a-fiction, a labyrinthine edifice of funny, mournful, and harrowing meditations on the fatal impasse between a man and a woman, My Life as a Man is Roth's most blistering novel.

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