The Facts

A Novelist's Autobiography Lançado em junho de 2011 (ePub) em Inglês
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    • How does a novelist write about the facts of his life after spending years fictionalising those facts with irrepressible daring and originality?What becomes of 'the facts' after they have been smelted down for art's sake? In The Facts - Philip Roth's idiosyncratic autobiography - we find out. Focusing on five episodes in his life, Roth gives a portrait of his secure city childhood in Newark, through to his first marriage, clashes with the Jewish establishment over Goodbye, Columbus and his writing of Portnoy's Complaint. In... Ver mais

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    How does a novelist write about the facts of his life after spending years fictionalising those facts with irrepressible daring and originality?

    What becomes of 'the facts' after they have been smelted down for art's sake? In The Facts - Philip Roth's idiosyncratic autobiography - we find out. Focusing on five episodes in his life, Roth gives a portrait of his secure city childhood in Newark, through to his first marriage, clashes with the Jewish establishment over Goodbye, Columbus and his writing of Portnoy's Complaint. In true Rothian style, his fictional self Nathan Zuckerman is allowed the final, coruscating word of reply.

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    The unconventional autobiography of a writer who has reshaped our idea of fiction.

    "The Facts" is a work of compelling candour and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art.
    Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from this life: his secure city childhood in the thirties and forties; his education in American life at a conventional college in the fifties; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the 'girl of my dreams' Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by "Goodbye, Columbus"; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write "Portnoy's Complaint".
    The book concludes surprisingly - in true Rothian fashion - with a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.

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    Fotografia © Nancy Crampton Philip Roth (1933-2018) é uma das maiores vozes da literatura americana. Em 1997, ganhou o Prémio Pulitzer com Pastoral Americana. Em 1998, recebeu a Medalha Nacional de Artes da Casa Branca e, em 2002, o mais alto galardão da Academia Americana de Artes e Letras, a Medalha de Ouro da Ficção, anteriormente atribuída a John dos Passos, William Faulkner e Saul Bellow, entre outros. Ganhou por duas vezes o National Book Award, o PEN/Faulkner Award e o National... Ler mais

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    junho 2011

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    9781446401163

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