The facts : a novelist’s autobiography


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Roth, Philip


Keyword(s):
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography. Romanciers amÈricains -- 20e siËcle -- Biographies. Autobiographie. Roth, Philip. Roth, Philip, (1933- ) -- Biographie. Roth, Philip. Roth, Philip. Novelists, American Biography 20th century Roth, Philip


Year:
1988


Pages:
195 p.


Publisher:
Farrar, Straus & Giroux


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
17873643


Label:
Box 36


Notes:
24 cm. Philip Roth. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0667/88014187-d.html Materials specified: Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0667/88014187-d.html


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PS3568.O855; Dewey: 813/.54; B


ISBN:
ISBN: 0374152128; 9780374152123; 0224025937 (CAPE); 9780224025935 (CAPE) LCCN: 88-14187


Work type:
Biography (bio)


Abstract:
"The author concentrates on five episodes from his life : his protected childhood during the thirties and forties in Jewish Newark ; his education in the early fifties at gentile Bucknell ; his passionate entanglement as a young university instructor with the angriest person he'd ever met - the "girl of my dreams," Roth calls her ; his clash with a Jewish establishment outraged by the "self-hatred" of Goodbye, Columbus ; and last, his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of the manic side to his own talent that led him to write Portnoy's Complaint." --from inside jacket flap.


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