An American Type: A Novel by Henry RothAn American Type: A Novel by Henry Roth

An American Type: A Novel

byHenry Roth

Paperback | June 28, 2011

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This “glorious, evocative, literary novel for the ages” (Los Angeles Times) has finally taken its place within the great canon of American fiction. Set during the Great Depression, against a backdrop of New York’s glimmering skyscrapers and Los Angeles’s seedy motor courts, this autobiographical work concludes the unparalleled saga of Henry Roth, whose classic Call It Sleep, published in 1934, went on to become one of Time’s 100 best American novels of the twentieth century. With echoes of Nathanael West and John Steinbeck, An American Type is a heartrending statement about American identity and the universal transcendence of love.
Willing Davidson is a fiction editor at The New Yorker.
Title:An American Type: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393339920

ISBN - 13:9780393339925


Editorial Reviews

A passionate, life-embracing conclusion to Roth’s bold and cathartic magnum opus. — Donna Seaman (Booklist, starred review)

An absorbing Depression-era love story, but what gives it special interest is the light it sheds on Roth’s lost years. — Steven G. Kellman (Bookforum)