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In History's Grip : Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy.

Author: Michael Kimmage
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Series: Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In History's Grip concentrates on the literature of Philip Roth, one of America's greatest writers, and in particular on American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain. Each of these novels from the 1990s uses Newark, New Jersey, to explore American history and character. Each features a protagonist who grows up in and then leaves Newark, after which he is undone by a historically generated crisis.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kimmage, Michael.
In History's Grip : Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, ©2012
Named Person: Philip Roth; Philip Roth; Philip Roth; Philip Roth; Philip Roth
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kimmage
ISBN: 9780804783675 0804783675
OCLC Number: 796383675
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Newark; 2. Leaving; 3. At History's Mercy; Conclusion; or, Kafka in Newark; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C.

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In History's Grip is a study of three novels by Philip Roth-American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain-showing that they are built upon the notion of history as disruptive for  Read more...

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"Michael Kimmage has uncovered a masterpiece. In the history of literature, the critic is often as essential as the writer in establishing the significance of a work and in defining its importance. Read more...

 
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