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Philip Roth's Rude Truth
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Ross Posnock
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-28 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Has anyone ever worked harder and longer at being immature than Philip Roth? The novelist himself pointed out the paradox, saying that after establishing a reputation for maturity with two earnest novels, he "worked hard and long and diligently" to be frivolous--an effort that resulted in the notoriously immature Portnoy's
Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Debra Shostak
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: A&C Black

A collection of original essays on Philip Roth offering contemporary critical readings and assessments of recent texts.
Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Claudia Franziska Brühwiler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, specifically, the work of Philip Roth can help readers understand the ways in which individuals develop their political identity, learn to comprehend political ideas, and define their role in society. Combining political science, literary theory, and anthropology, the
Philip Roth
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Patrick Hayes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

When we try to find words to express our most visceral and primary responses to literature, we are often inclined to speak of its power. But in academic contexts, that intuitive feeling for the vividness, energy, and special intensity of literary experience is all too often subdued, and exchanged for
Diasporas of the Mind
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Bryan Cheyette
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

In this fascinating and erudite book, Bryan Cheyette throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. Moving from early responses to the death