Philip Roth: Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960-2013

Author(s): Philip Roth

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Tracing the full span of Philip Roth's career - from the early controversies surrounding the stories in Goodbye, Columbus to his recent assessments of his work and corrections of the record - this retrospective summation of his essays and interviews shows at every turn the vigour, acuity, and persuasive power of our most celebrated living novelist.


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In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral and in 2002 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. His collected works have been published in a definitive ten-volume edition by the Library of America.

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  • : 9781598535402
  • : The Library of America
  • : The Library of America
  • : September 2017
  • : 208mm X 128mm
  • : books

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  • : Hardback
  • : 476