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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 broadly said as one of many 20th century's so much prolific and acclaimed writers. Roth's first novel, Goodbye, Columbus (1959), acquired the nationwide e-book Award, and he this attractive debut with greater than thirty books -- incomes one other nationwide booklet Award, nationwide e-book Critics Circle awards, 3 PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. all through his profession, Roth extremely joyful in controversy yet frequently denied that he sought a job as a public highbrow. His statements and energetic aid of suppressed writers in communist Czechoslovakia, even if, inform a special story.

In A Political spouse to Philip Roth, proven and emerging students discover the myriad political topics within the author's paintings. a number of of the members research 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 deals a extra entire portrait of Roth as a public highbrow and cultural icon. not just will it fill a niche 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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