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A college professor with a sexual indiscretion in his past is hounded from his job by academic enemies who label him a racist.

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375726349

Category: Fiction

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A college professor with a sexual indiscretion in his past is hounded from his job by academic enemies who label him a racist.
2001 By Philip Roth

Gathered together for the first time in this seventh volume of The Library of America's definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works is the acclaimed American Trilogy, a major milestone in contemporary American literature.

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531039

Category: Fiction

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Gathered together for the first time in this seventh volume of The Library of America's definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works is the acclaimed American Trilogy, a major milestone in contemporary American literature. In American Pastoral (1997), Swede Levov is wrenched from the tranquility of his domestic life and into the turbulent 1960s by his cherished daughter, an antiwar terrorist. I Married a Communist (1998), a story of betrayal set in America's anti-Communist 1940s, recounts the rise and fall of radio star Ira Ringold, exposed by his wife as "an American taking his orders from Moscow." The Human Stain (2000) is set in 1998, when America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president; in a small New England college town an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would astonish his most virulent accuser. Philip Roth is the only living novelist whose works are being collected in the Library of America series. The nine-volume edition will be completed in 2013, for Roth's 80th birthday. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
2011-09-29 By Philip Roth

In these respects The Human Stain completes the picture in terms of the arguments that I have made concerning the ways in which Roth's formative ... Turning up the Flame: Philip Roth 's Later Novels, Ed. Ben Siegel and Jay L. Halio.

Author: Aimee L. Pozorski

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739170625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Roth and Celebrity is composed of 10 original essays that consider the vexed and ambivalent relationship between Philip Roth and his own celebrity as revealed both in personal interviews as well as in the fiction that spans his publishing history.
2012-09-14 By Aimee L. Pozorski

“Tragedy and Farce in Roth's The Human Stain.” Critique 43.3 (2002): 211–227. Print. ———. Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth. Albany: State University of New York ... Schweber, Matthew S. “Philip Roth's Populist Nightmare.

Author: Brett Ashley Kaplan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628925043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth argues that Roth's novels teach us that Jewish anxiety stems not only from fear of victimization but also from fear of perpetration. It is impossible to think about Jewish victimization without thinking about the Holocaust; and it is impossible to think about the taboo question of Jewish perpetration without thinking about Israel. Roth's texts explore the Israel-Palestine question and the Holocaust with varying degrees of intensity but all his novels scrutinize perpetration and victimization through examining racism and sexism in America. Brett Ashley Kaplan uses Roth's novels as springboards to illuminate larger problems of victimization and perpetration; masculinity, femininity, and gender; racism and anti-Semitism. For if, as Kaplan argues, Jewish anxiety is not only about the fear of oppression, and we can begin to see how these anxieties function in terms of fears of perpetration, then perhaps we can begin to unpack the complicated dynamics around the line between the Holocaust and Israel-Palestine.
2015-02-26 By Brett Ashley Kaplan

Eine Studie zu Zuckermans Amerika in Philip Roths Amerika-Trilogie. Vol. ... Kirby, Lisa A. “Shades of Passing: Teaching and Interrogating Identity in Roth's The Human Stain and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.” Philip Roth Studies 2, ...

Author: Claudia Franziska Brühwiler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441142283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, specifically, the work of Philip Roth can help readers understand the ways in which individuals develop their political identity, learn to comprehend political ideas, and define their role in society. Combining political science, literary theory, and anthropology, the book describes an individual's political coming of age as a political initiation story, which is crafted as much by the individual himself as by the circumstances influencing him, such as political events or the political attitude of the parents. Philip Roth's characters constantly re-write their own stories and experiment with their identities. Accordingly, Philip Roth's works enable the reader to explore, for instance, how individuals construct their identity against the backdrop of political transformations or contested territories, and thereby become initiands-or fail to do so. Contrary to what one might expect, initiations are not only defining moments in childhood and early adulthood; instead, Roth shows how initiation processes recur throughout an individual's life.

American Pastoral, The Human Stain, The Plot Against America Debra Shostak ... He is the author of three books: Post-War Jewish Fiction: Ambivalence, Self-Explanation and Transatlantic Connections (2001), Philip Roth (2007), ...

Author: Debra Shostak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441171467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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A collection of original essays on Philip Roth offering contemporary critical readings and assessments of recent texts.
2011-04-14 By Debra Shostak

Dimensions of Science Fiction Damien Broderick ... Philip Roth, The Human Stain (2000, 231) I wish I'd had Robert Silverberg's Science Fiction 1 01 to read when I was 15 years old. Yet in a way I did have a large part of it, ...

Author: Damien Broderick

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809509270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Damien Broderick has had a major impact as an Australian SF writer since 1964. He is undoubtedly the leading Australian theorist of the SF genre' (Russell Blackford, Van Ikin, Sean McMullen, Strange Constellations). Now, Broderick draws upon his skills as both critic and novelist to analyze science fiction of the last two decades, and its earlier roots. The book proposes sf as a distinctive form of writing, the extreme narrative of difference, then closely reads authors such as John Barnes, Jamil Nasir, Wil McCarthy, Robert Grossbach and Poul Anderson. While concentrating on exciting work published in the USA and Britain, Broderick does not neglect his own country's contributions, discussing sf by George Turner and other Australians. His critical voice is wry, entertaining and occasionally scathing.

“'These Stories Are True': Read Louis C.K.'s Response to Claims He Masturbated in Front of Women. ... “'Delusionary Thinking, Whether White or Black or in Between': Fictions of Race in Philip Roth's The Human Stain.

Author: Jacques Berlinerblau

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813946627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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"In The Philip Roth We Don't Know, Jacques Berlinerblau offers not only a profile of Philip Roth but also a guide on how and why we should keep reading him given our era's changed sensibilities in terms of race, gender, and sexuality"--
2021-09-14 By Jacques Berlinerblau

Yet readers may ignore the technical boundaries of fictional voice, in effect doubling the ''I'' so that the narrator's ... Transgression: The Human Stain Let me take as an example Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain, which uses the ...

Author: James Phelan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405151962

Category: Literary Criticism

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The 35 original essays in A Companion to Narrative Theory constitute the best available introduction to this vital and contested field of humanistic enquiry. Comprises 35 original essays written by leading figures in the field Includes contributions from pioneers in the field such as Wayne C. Booth, Seymour Chatman, J. Hillis Miller and Gerald Prince Represents all the major critical approaches to narrative and investigates and debates the relations between them Considers narratives in different disciplines, such as law and medicine Features analyses of a variety of media, including film, music, and painting Designed to be of interest to specialists, yet accessible to readers with little prior knowledge of the field
2008-04-15 By James Phelan

Posnock clearly defines the writer whose heartening motto is: 'We are here to be insulted.' One of Roth's favorite adages is Heine's: 'There is a God and his name is Aristophanes.

Author: Ross Posnock

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691116040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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2006 By Ross Posnock