Novels And Stories 1959 To 1962

by Philip Roth
Editor Ross Miller

Library Of America | September 13, 2005 | Hardcover |

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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 "The Breast."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 13, 2005

Publisher: Library Of America

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1931082790

ISBN - 13: 9781931082792

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Novels And Stories 1959 To 1962

Novels And Stories 1959 To 1962

by Philip Roth
Editor Ross Miller

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 960 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 13, 2005

Publisher: Library Of America

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1931082790

ISBN - 13: 9781931082792

About the Book

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 "The Breast."

About the Author

"Goodbye, Columbus' is a first book but it is not the book of a beginner. Unlike those of us who come howling into the world, blind and bare, Mr. Roth appears with nails, hair, and teeth, speaking coherently. At 26 he is skillful, witty, and energetic and performs like a virtuoso"---so wrote Saul Bellow when Philip Roth made a loud entry onto the literary scene with Goodbye, Columbus (1960), a novella and short stories that won the 1960 National Book Award. Roth, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, attended the public schools of that city and went on to Bucknell University before receiving his M.A. from the University of Chicago and publishing stories about contemporary Jewish life in such prestigious literary magazines as, Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Commentary. Of Letting Go (1962), a novel about young university teachers in the 1950s, the Atlantic said that "the sharply observant qualities of his first book have been expanded and enriched; he has become more probing, tentative, complex"; and "When She Was Good," his story of a gentile girl of the Midwest who in striving for moral perfection destroys her family and ultimately herself, was described by Raymond Rosenthal in the New Leader: "With a simplicity and modesty that are in the end lethal, Roth has written the most violently satiric book about American life since Evelyn Waugh's "The Loved One."' The bestselling Portnoy's Complaint (1969) caused a greater stir than any other novel of its time. Told in the form
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