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Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Philip Roth)

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The Facts is the unconventional autobiography of a writer who has reshaped our idea of fiction — a work of compelling candor and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art. Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from his life: his secure city childhood in the thirties and forties; his education in American life at a conventional college in the fifties; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the “girl of my dreams” Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by Goodbye, Columbus; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write Portnoy’s Complaint. The audiobook concludes surprisingly — in true Rothian fashion — with a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Philip Roth
Language: English
Street Date: August 18, 2015
TCIN: 50984572
UPC: 9781501289354
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-6411

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