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The Resource Philip Roth and the Jews, Alan Cooper

Philip Roth and the Jews, Alan Cooper

Label
Philip Roth and the Jews
Title
Philip Roth and the Jews
Statement of responsibility
Alan Cooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a style richly accessible to the general reader, this book presents Roth's secular Jewishness, with its own mysteries and humor, as most representative of the American Jewish experience. Thirty years into his career as a writer, Philip Roth remains known to most readers as a self-hating Jew or a flawed would be comic. Philip Roth and the Jews shows Roth the ironist, the master of absurdity, for whom twentieth-century America and modern Jewish history resonate with
  • each other's signal accomplishments and anxieties. Roth's "egoism" is a persona, an abashed moralist discomfited by the world. Cooper shows that in the "Jewish" works Roth has taken the pulse of America and read the pressures of the world. Modernism, the universal tug for individual sovereignty and against tribal definition, is an issue everywhere. Roth's own odyssey of betrayal, loss, and return - the pattern of the Jewish writer in the last 200 years - is so shaped by
  • his origins that Roth has carried his home and neighborhood into the corners of the earth and thus never left them
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Alan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in modern Jewish literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Roth, Philip
  • Roth, Philip
  • Jewish fiction
  • Judaism in literature
  • Jews in literature
Label
Philip Roth and the Jews, Alan Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-310) 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
1. The Ironic and the Irate -- 2. Starting Out -- 3. Biography versus the Biographical -- 4. Duty before Rage -- 5. The Alex Perplex -- 6. Absurdities: Post-Portnoy Seventies -- 7. The Most Offensive Piece Roth Ever Wrote -- 8. Watershed -- 9. Zuckerman Bound -- 10. Zuckerroth -- 11. Operation Shylock -- 12. Master Baiter: Sabbath's Theater -- 13. Irony Board
Control code
ocm32548387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780791429099
Isbn Type
(HC : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95019591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32548387
  • (Sirsi) a564777
Label
Philip Roth and the Jews, Alan Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-310) 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
1. The Ironic and the Irate -- 2. Starting Out -- 3. Biography versus the Biographical -- 4. Duty before Rage -- 5. The Alex Perplex -- 6. Absurdities: Post-Portnoy Seventies -- 7. The Most Offensive Piece Roth Ever Wrote -- 8. Watershed -- 9. Zuckerman Bound -- 10. Zuckerroth -- 11. Operation Shylock -- 12. Master Baiter: Sabbath's Theater -- 13. Irony Board
Control code
ocm32548387
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages
Isbn
9780791429099
Isbn Type
(HC : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95019591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32548387
  • (Sirsi) a564777

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