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Philip Roth

Un libro in lingua di Philip Roth Miller Ross (EDT) edito da Penguin Group USA, 2008

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Philip Roth libro in lingua di Roth Philip, Miller Ross (EDT)

For the last half century, the novels of Philip Roth have re-energized American fiction and redefined its possibilities. Roth's comic genius, his imaginative daring, his courage in exploring uncomfortable truths, and his assault on political, cultural, and sexual orthodoxies have made him one of the essential writers of our time. By special arrangement with the author, The Library of America continues the definitive edition of Roth's collected works.
The Counterlife (1986) is a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical novel to date. The subject is people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Illuminating these lives in transition is the skeptical, enveloping intelligence of the writer Nathan Zuckerman.
In 1987, a year after the imaginative extravaganza of The Counterlife, Roth reverses field with The Facts, the first of the "Roth Books." The Facts presents the author's own battles defictionalized and unadorned, and concludes with the unique assault that Roth mounts against his own proficiencies as an autobiographer.
At the center of the second of the Roth Books, Deception (1990), are a married American named Philip, living in London, and the married Englishwoman - trapped with a little child in a loveless upper-middle-class household - who eloquently and minutely reveals herself to her lover as they talk before and after making love. With the skill of a brilliant observer of the illicit and the intimate, Roth presents the highly enclosed world of adultery with a directness that has no equal in American fiction.
In the third Roth Book, Patrimony (1991), Philip Roth watches as Herman Roth, his 86-year-old father - famous for his vigor, his charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections - battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, revealing the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished Herman's passionate engagement with life.

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