The Humbling

October 12, 2010|
The Humbling by PHILIP ROTH
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Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist of Philip Roth's startling new book. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His confidence in his powers has drained away; he imagines people laughing at him; he can no longer pretend to be someone else. "Something fundamental has vanished." Into this shattering account of inexplicable and terrifying self-evaluation bursts a counterplot of unusual erotic desire, a consolation for the bereft life so risky and aberrant that it points not toward comfort and gratification but to a yet darker and more shocking end.


 

In 1997 PHILIP ROTH won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has...
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Title:The HumblingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 8 X 5.22 X 0.43 inShipping dimensions:152 pages, 8 X 5.22 X 0.43 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143171712

ISBN - 13:9780143171713

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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