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Philip Roth : the biography / Blake Bailey.

Available copies

  • 3 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B ROTH ROT (Text) 34207002372911 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B ROT (Text) 37521530971375 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Reshelving -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY Roth (Text) 36626104220561 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 813.54 BIOGRAPHY ROTH (Text) 34330513512146 Adult - Bestsellers Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 ROT (Text) 37323005541191 NEW-BKS Checked out 05/24/2021
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 921 ROTH (Text) 39206021697501 New Materials Checked out 05/26/2021
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Roth, Philip (Text) 31951004564081 2nd Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 05/26/2021
Whiting PL - Whiting 813.54 R742 (Text) 51735012102603 New Three Week Books (No Renewals) In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393240726 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 039324072X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 898 pages, [48] unnumbered pages of plates : black & white illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
  • Manufacturer: Harrisonburg, Virginia : LSC Communications.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical notes/references (pages [813]-861) and index (pages 863-898).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Land ho! 1933-1956 -- Don't step on the underdog, 1956-1968 -- The moronic inferno, 1968-1975 -- Entering a doll's house, 1975-1995 -- American master, 1995-2006 -- Nemeses, 2006-2018 -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
The renowned biographer’s definitive portrait of a literary titan. Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth’s personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations. The result is an indelible portrait of an American master and of the postwar literary scene. Bailey shows how Roth emerged from a lower-middle-class Jewish milieu to achieve the heights of literary fame, how his career was nearly derailed by his catastrophic first marriage, and how he championed the work of dissident novelists behind the Iron Curtain. Bailey examines Roth’s rivalrous friendships with Saul Bellow, John Updike, and William Styron, and reveals the truths of his florid love life, culminating in his almost-twenty-year relationship with actress Claire Bloom, who pilloried Roth in her 1996 memoir, Leaving a Doll’s House. Tracing Roth’s path from realism to farce to metafiction to the tragic masterpieces of the American Trilogy, Bailey explores Roth’s engagement with nearly every aspect of postwar American culture.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult. Baker & Taylor.
Subject: Roth, Philip.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Jewish authors > United States > Biography.
Jewish authors > Biography.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
Genre: Biographies.
Informational works.

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