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The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography

Author : Roth, Philip

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The Facts is the unconventional autobiography of a writer who has reshaped our idea of fiction—a work of compelling candor and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art.

Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from his his secure city childhood in the thirties and forties; his education in American life at a conventional college; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the “girl of my dreams” Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by Goodbye, Columbus ; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write Portnoy’s Complaint .

The book concludes surprisingly—in true Rothian fashion—with a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.

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Format : Paperback
Condition : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
Publisher : Penguin
Date Published : 1989
ISBN : 014011405X
ISBN13 : 9780140114058

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