A Political Companion to Philip Roth (Political Companions by Claudia Franziska Brühwiler,Lee Trepanier,Philip Roth,Aimee

By Claudia Franziska Brühwiler,Lee Trepanier,Philip Roth,Aimee Pozorski,Simon Stow,Michael G. Festl,Louis Gordon,Matthew Shipe,Till Kinzel,Yael Maurer,Debra Shostak,Brett Ashley Kaplan,Andy Connolly

Philip Roth is generally said as one of many 20th century's so much prolific and acclaimed writers. Roth's first novel, Goodbye, Columbus (1959), obtained the nationwide e-book Award, and he this lovely debut with greater than thirty books -- incomes one other nationwide e-book Award, nationwide booklet Critics Circle awards, 3 PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. all through his occupation, Roth extremely joyful in controversy yet usually denied that he sought a task as a public highbrow. His statements and energetic help of suppressed writers in communist Czechoslovakia, despite the fact that, inform a distinct story.

In A Political better half to Philip Roth, validated and emerging students discover the myriad political topics within the author's paintings. numerous of the participants study Roth's writings on Jewish id, Zionism, and American attitudes towards Israel, in addition to the effect of his paintings in different international locations. Others examine Roth's articulation of the jobs of gender and sexuality in US tradition. This interdisciplinary exam bargains a extra whole portrait of Roth as a public highbrow and cultural icon. not just will it fill a spot in scholarship, however it also will offer a broader point of view at the nature and objective of the acclaimed writer's political thought.

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