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The Humbling

The Humbling( )
Author: Roth, Philip
ISBN:978-1-60285-631-8
Publication Date:Mar 2010
Publisher:Center Point Large Print
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $63.80
Book Description:

Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist of Philip Roth's startling new book. A leading American actor of his generation, Simon has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic. His confidence has drained away; he imagines people laughing at him. His wife has gone, his audience has left him, and his agent can't persuade him to make a comeback.

Into this shattering account of terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of...
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Book Details
Pages:156
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Book Weight:0.75 Kilograms
Author Biography
Roth, Philip (Author)
Philip Milton Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 1933. He attended Rutgers University for one year before transferring to Bucknell University where he completed a B.A. in English with highest honors in 1954. He received an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1955.

His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, received the National Book Award in 1960. His other books include Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, My Life as a Man, The Ghostwriter, Zuckerman Unbound, I Married a Communist, The Plot Against America, The Facts, The Anatomy Lesson, Exit Ghost, Deception, Nemesis, Everyman, Indignation, and The Humbling. He won the National Book Critic Circle Awards in 1987 for his novel The Counterlife and in 1992 for his memoir Patrimony: A True Story. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1993 for Operation Shylock: A Confession and in 2001 for The Human Stain, the National Book Award in 1995 for Sabbath's Theater, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for American Pastoral. He stopped writing in 2010. He died from congestive heart failure on May 22, 2018 at the age of 85.

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