A Political Companion To Philip Roth

Author : Claudia Franziska Brühwiler
ISBN : 9780813169309
Genre : Political Science
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Philip Roth is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most prolific and acclaimed writers. Roth's first novel, Goodbye, Columbus (1959), received the National Book Award, and he followed this stunning debut with more than thirty books -- earning another National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle awards, three PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. Throughout his career, Roth delighted in controversy but often denied that he sought a role as a public intellectual. His statements and vigorous support of suppressed writers in communist Czechoslovakia, however, tell a different story. In A Political Companion to Philip Roth, established and rising scholars explore the myriad political themes in the author's work. Several of the contributors examine Roth's writings on Jewish identity, Zionism, and American attitudes toward Israel, as well as the influence of his work in other countries. Others investigate Roth's articulation of the roles of gender and sexuality in US culture. This interdisciplinary examination offers a more complete portrait of Roth as a public intellectual and cultural icon. Not only will it fill a gap in scholarship, but it will also provide a broader perspective on the nature and purpose of the acclaimed writer's political thought.
Category: Political Science

The Cambridge Companion To Philip Roth

Author : Timothy Parrish
ISBN : 9781139827935
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the moment that his debut book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959), won him the National Book Award, Philip Roth has been among the most influential and controversial writers of our age. Now the author of more than twenty novels, numerous stories, two memoirs, and two books of literary criticism, Roth has used his writing to continually reinvent himself and in doing so to remake the American literary landscape. This Companion provides the most comprehensive introduction to his works and thought in a collection of newly commissioned essays from distinguished scholars. Beginning with the urgency of Roth's early fiction and extending to the vitality of his most recent novels, these essays trace Roth's artistic engagement with questions about ethnic identity, postmodernism, Israel, the Holocaust, sexuality, and the human psyche itself. With its chronology and guide to further reading, this Companion will be essential for new and returning Roth readers, students and scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

Critical Companion To Philip Roth

Author : Ira Bruce Nadel
ISBN : 0816077959
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2006. 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, The Ghost Writer, Sabbath's Theater, The Human Stain, Zuckerman Unbound, the stories collected in Goodbye, Columbus, The Plot Against America, his nonfiction works, and more. Each entry on a fictional work contains subentries on the work's main characters (including Nathan Zuckerman, Alexander Portnoy, "Swede" Levov, and more) Entries on related people, places, and topics, such as anti-Semitism, Claire Bloom, Newark, satire, and many more Appendixes, including a chronology, a bibliography of Roth's works, and a secondary-source bibliography.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Political Companion To Saul Bellow

Author : Gloria L. Cronin
ISBN : 9780813141862
Genre : Political Science
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Saul Bellow is one of the twentieth century's most influential, respected, and honored writers. His novels The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler's Planet won the National Book Award, and Humboldt's Gift was awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In addition, his plays garnered popular and critical acclaim, and some were produced on Broadway. Known for his insights into life in a post-Holocaust world, Bellow's explorations of modernity, Jewish identity, and the relationship between art and society have resonated with his readers, but because his writing is not overtly political, his politics have largely been ignored. A Political Companion to Saul Bellow examines the author's novels, essays, short stories, and letters in order to illuminate his evolution from liberal to neoconservative. It investigates Bellow's exploration of the United States as a democratic system, the religious and ideological influences on his work, and his views on race relations, religious identity, and multiculturalism in the academy. Featuring a fascinating conclusion that draws from interviews with Bellow's sons, this accessible companion is an excellent resource for understanding the political thought of one of America's most acclaimed writers.
Category: Political Science

Der Menschliche Makel

Author : Philip Roth
ISBN : 9783446251229
Genre : Fiction
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Zuckermann begegnet dem alternden Professor Coleman Silk, der durch Missverständnisse und Intrigen alles verloren hat - sein Renommee, seine Familie. Das große Geheimnis, das ihn umgibt, kann er wahrscheinlich nur mit Faunia, seiner jungen Geliebten, teilen. Ein Sittenbild der amerikanischen Gesellschaft.
Category: Fiction

Philip Roth S Rude Truth

Author : Ross Posnock
ISBN : 9781400827343
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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 Complaint (1969). Three-and-a-half decades and more than twenty books later, Roth is still at his serious "pursuit of the unserious." But his art of immaturity has itself matured, developing surprising links with two traditions of immaturity--an American one that includes Emerson, Melville, and Henry James, and a late twentieth-century Eastern European one that developed in reaction to totalitarianism. In Philip Roth's Rude Truth--one of the first major studies of Roth's career as a whole--Ross Posnock examines Roth's "mature immaturity" in all its depth and richness. Philip Roth's Rude Truth will force readers to reconsider the narrow categories into which Roth has often been slotted--laureate of Newark, New Jersey; junior partner in the firm Salinger, Bellow, Mailer, and Malamud; Jewish-American regionalist. In dramatic contrast to these caricatures, the Roth who emerges from Posnock's readable and intellectually vibrant study is a great cosmopolitan in the tradition of Henry James and Milan Kundera.
Category: Literary Criticism

Verschw Rung Gegen Amerika

Author : Philip Roth
ISBN : 9783446251311
Genre : Fiction
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Amerika 1940. Charles Lindbergh, Fliegerheld und Faschistenfreund, verbucht bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen einen erdrutschartigen Sieg über Franklin D. Roosevelt. Unter den amerikanischen Juden breitet sich Furcht und Schrecken aus - auch bei der Familie Roth in Newark. Aus der Sicht des 8-jährigen Philip schildert der Autor, was passiert wäre, wenn ...
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The Cambridge Companion To Jewish American Literature

Author : Hana Wirth-Nesher
ISBN : 0521796997
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, and race.
Category: Literary Criticism

Die Trag Die Und Kom Die Des Amerikanischen Lebens

Author : Till Kinzel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127400278
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Philip Roth schuf mit seiner Amerika-Trilogie - bestehend aus American Pastoral, I Married a Communist und The Human Stain - ein opus magnum, das fur eine Kulturdiagnose der amerikanischen Gesellschaft von der McCarthy-Ara bis zu den Clinton-Jahren von unschatzbarem Wert ist. Roths Romane sind gepragt durch seine anti-idyllische Amerikakonzeption und seine Ablehnung jedweder asthetischer wie politischer Korrektheit. Durch den Fokus des Erzahlers Nathan Zuckerman prasentiert Roth eindrucksvoll das Drama der Selbsterkenntnis auf der Suche nach dem guten Leben. Roth erweist sich als philosophisch tiefgrundiger Dichter eben jener 'Tragodie und Komodie des Lebens' (Platon), die unausweichlich mit der wesenhaften Unreinheit des Menschen verbunden ist. Roths Asthetik, so zeigt sich, dient einer Moral der Erkenntnis, die sich der Erbaulichkeit und dem Kitsch verweigert.
Category: Literary Criticism