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  • Book Subgenre: Arts + Entertainment, Types of Characters, Conflicts + Dualities, Holocaust, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Society + Social Issues, General, Peoples + Cultures, Humorous Fiction, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary
  • Language: english
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

Reviewer: Robert Towers, (New York Times Book Review)

"[T]he voice that Roth developed for his first-person narrations...is surely one of the most distinctive and supple in contemporary American fiction. It is a voice of remarkable range, accommodating sentences of almost Jamesian convolution and allusiveness with sudden ejaculations of street language, comic hyperbole with ironic understatement, tones of melancholy self-deprecation with bursts of satiric glee. It is a voice that inspires in me, at least, confidence, that what follows will be entertaining, sharply observed, possibly a bit nasty, almost certainly provocative....THE GHOST WRITER is one of Philip Roth's best short fictions....One could look upon THE GHOST WRITER as a long short story stretched further by the insertion of chunks of material that do not absolutely belong; alternatively, one can see it as a truncated novel in which certain elements of great potential importance remain undeveloped and unassimilated. Enjoying (and admiring) Roth as I do, I wish the book had been half again as long."

Reviewer: Robert Towers, (New York Times Book Review)

"[T]he voice that Roth developed for his first-person narrations...is surely one of the most distinctive and supple in contemporary American fiction. It is a voice of remarkable range, accommodating sentences of almost Jamesian convolution and allusiveness with sudden ******s of street language, comic hyperbole with ironic understatement, tones of melancholy self-deprecation with bursts of satiric glee. It is a voice that inspires in me, at least, confidence, that what follows will be entertaining, sharply observed, possibly a bit nasty, almost certainly provocative....THE GHOST WRITER is one of Philip Roth's best short fictions....One could look upon THE GHOST WRITER as a long short story stretched further by the insertion of chunks of material that do not absolutely belong; alternatively, one can see it as a truncated novel in which certain elements of great potential importance remain undeveloped and unassimilated. Enjoying (and admiring) Roth as I do, I wish the book had been half again as long."

"Roth's most controlled and elegant work...serious, intelligent, dramatic, acutely vivid, slyly and wickedly funny...seductive far beyond its brief efficiency."

Reviewer: Robert Towers, (New York Review of Books)

"I had only to read the two opening sentences to realize that I was once again in the hands of a superbly endowed storyteller."