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The Resource Philip Roth : the biography, Blake Bailey

Philip Roth : the biography, Blake Bailey

Label
Philip Roth : the biography
Title
Philip Roth
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Blake Bailey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The renowned biographer's definitive portrait of a literary titan. Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth's personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage, and how he championed the work of dissident novelists behind the Iron Curtain. Bailey examines Roth's rivalrous friendships with Saul Bellow, John Updike, and William Styron, and reveals the truths of his florid love life, culminating in his almost-twenty-year relationship with actress Claire Bloom, who pilloried Roth in her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll's House. Tracing Roth's path from realism to farce to metafiction to the tragic masterpieces of the American Trilogy, Bailey explores Roth's engagement with nearly every aspect of postwar American culture"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Blake
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
Z55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Authors, American
  • Jewish authors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Label
Philip Roth : the biography, Blake Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-861) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Land ho! 1933-1956 -- Don't step on the underdog, 1956-1968 -- The moronic inferno, 1968-1975 -- Entering a doll's house, 1975-1995 -- American master, 1995-2006 -- Nemeses, 2006-2018 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1242237409
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 898 pages, 48 pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240726
Lccn
2020048471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1242237409
Label
Philip Roth : the biography, Blake Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-861) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Land ho! 1933-1956 -- Don't step on the underdog, 1956-1968 -- The moronic inferno, 1968-1975 -- Entering a doll's house, 1975-1995 -- American master, 1995-2006 -- Nemeses, 2006-2018 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1242237409
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 898 pages, 48 pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240726
Lccn
2020048471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1242237409

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