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Philip Roth's rude truth : the art of immaturity

Author: Ross Posnock
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, impr. 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Has anyone ever worked harder and longer at being immature than novelist Philip Roth? This book examines Roth's 'mature immaturity' in its depth and richness. It lets readers to reconsider the narrow  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Roth; Philip Roth; Philip Roth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Posnock
ISBN: 9780691138435 0691138435
OCLC Number: 690770248
Description: 1 vol (XX-301 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface xi Acknowledgments xix List of Abbreviations xxi Chapter 1: Introduction: Roth Antagonistes 1 Chapter 2: Immaturity: A Genealogy 39 Chapter 3: Ancestors and Relatives: The Game of Appropriation and the Sacrifice of Assimilation 88 Chapter 4: "A very slippery subject": The Counterlife as Pivot 125 Chapter 5: Letting Go, or How to Lead a Stupid Life: Sabbath's Nakedness 155 Chapter 6: Being Game in The Human Stain 193 Chapter 7: The Two Philips 236 Coda: "The stars are indispensable" 260 Notes 267 Works Cited 287 Index 295
Responsibility: Ross Posnock.

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