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Philip Roth

David Brauner

Abstract

This is a study of the contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. Reading alongside a number of his contemporaries and focusing particularly on his later fiction, it offers a view of Roth as an intellectually adventurous and stylistically brilliant writer who constantly reinvents himself in surprising ways. At the heart of this book are a number of readings of Roth's works both in terms of their relationships with each other and with fiction by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Pynchon, Tim O'Brien, Bret Easton Ellis, Stanley Elkin, Howard Jacobson and Jonathan Safran Foer. The book identifies as ... More

Keywords: American novelist, Philip Roth, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Pynchon, Tim O'Brien, Bret Easton Ellis, Stanley Elkin, Howard Jacobson, rhetorical device, paradox

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074240
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brauner, author