eBook Critical Companion To Philip Roth, 1st Edition

  • Ira B. Nadel
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  • ISBN-10: 1438135556
  • ISBN-13: 9781438135557
  • DDC: 813.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
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CRITICAL COMPANION TO Philip Roth is a comprehensive reference to this talented writer’s life and works. Coverage includes: A concise but thorough biography of Roth, Entries on all of Roth’s works, including American Pastoral, The Ghost Writer, Sabbath’s Theater, The Human Stain, Zuckerman Unbound, the stories collected in Goodbye, Columbus, The Plot Against America, his nonfiction works, and more. Each entry on a fictional work contains subentries on the work’s main characters (including Nathan Zuckerman, Alexander Portnoy, "Swede" Levov, and more)

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Biography.
2: Philip Roth (1933– ).
3: Works A to Z.
4: American Pastoral (1997).
5: The Anatomy Lesson(1984).
6: The Breast (1972).
7: “Contest for Aaron Gold”.
8: “The Conversion of the Jews”.
9: The Counterlife (1986).
10: Deception (1990).
11: “Defender of the Faith”.
12: The Dying Animal (2001).
13: “Eli, the Fanatic”.
14: “Epstein”.
15: Everyman (2006).
16: Exit Ghost (2007).
17: The Facts, a Novelist’s Autobiography (1988).
18: The Ghost Writer (1979).
19: “Goodbye, Columbus” (1959).
20: Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories (1959).
21: The Great American Novel (1973).
22: The Human Stain (2000).
23: The Humbling (2009).
24: ‘“I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting’; or, Looking at Kafka” (1973).
25: I Married a Communist (1998).
26: Indignation (2008).
27: Letting Go (1962).
28: My Life as a Man (1974).
29: “On the Air” (1970).
30: Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993).
31: Our Gang (1971).
32: Nemesis (2010).
33: “Novotny’s Pain” (1962,1980).
34: Patrimony, a True Story (1991).
35: A Philip Roth Reader (1980).
36: The Plot Against America (2004).
37: Portnoy’s Complaint (1969).
38: The Prague Orgy (1985).
39: “The Prague Orgy” (television adaptation) (1985–86).
40: The Professor of Desire (1977).
41: Reading Myself and Others (1975).
42: Sabbath’s Theater (1995).
43: Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work (2001).
44: When She was Good (1967).
45: “You Can’t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings”.
46: Zuckerman Bound, a Trilogy and Epilogue (1985).
47: Zuckerman Unbound (1981).
48: Related People, Places,and Topics.
49: Academia.
50: Alternative History.
51: America, Roth and.
52: American Literature.
53: American Style.
54: American Trilogy.
55: Anti-Semitism.
56: Appelfeld, Aharon (1932– ).
57: Aristophanes (ca. 446–ca. 386 B.C.E.).
58: Asher, Aaron (1929–2008).
59: Austen, Jane (1775–1817).
60: Autobiography.
61: Awards, Roth’s.
62: Babel,Isaac (1894–1940).
63: Bellow, Saul(1915–2005).
64: Bloom, Claire (1931– ).
65: Borowski, Tadeusz;(1922–1951).
66: Brooks, Paul Early;(1909–1998).
67: Brustein, Robert (1927–) .
68: Buchan,John (1875–1940).
69: Bucknell University.
70: Casanova, Giacomo(1728–1798).
71: Chekhov, Anton(1860–1904).
72: Chicago, Illinois.
73: Chicago, University of.
74: Classics.
75: Conrad, Joseph (1857–1924.
76: Conversations with Philip Roth.
77: Corwin, Norman (1910– ).
78: Czechoslovakia.
79: Demjanjuk, John (1920– ).
80: Depression.
81: Doppelgänger (Double).
82: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Dostoevsky) (1821–1881).
83: Dreams in Roth’s Work.
84: Eliot, T. S.1888–1965.
85: Elizabeth, New Jersey.
86: Ellison, Ralph(1913–1994).
87: Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803–1882).
88: Essays by Roth.
89: Fast, Howard (1914–2003).
90: Flat Rock Farm.
91: Flaubert, Gustave(1821–1880).
92: Frank, Anne (1929–1945).
93: Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939).
94: The Furies (1993).
95: Gogol, Nikolai (1809–1852).
96: Guston, Philip(1913–1980).
97: Havel, Vaclav (1936– ).
98: Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804–1864).
99: Heine, Heinrich (1797–1856).
100: Heroes in Roth’s Work.
101: Hobhouse, Janet (1948–1991).
102: Holocaust.
103: Howe, Irving (1920–1993).
104: Huvelle, C. H. (1916–2000).
105: Intertextuality.
106: Iowa, University of.
107: Israel.
108: Jake the Snake.
109: James, Henry (1843–1916).
110: Judaism.
111: Jung, Carl (1875–1961).
112: Kafka, Franz (1883–1924).
113: Kepesh, David.
114: Kierkegaard, Søren (1813–1855).
115: Kitaj, R. B. (1932–2007).
116: Klinghoffer, Leon (1916–1985).
117: Kundera, Milan (1929– ).
118: Lelchuk, Alan (1938– ).
119: Levi, Primo (1919–1987).
120: Lewis, Sinclair (1885–1951).
121: Library of America.
122: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C..
123: Lindbergh, Charles (1902–1974).
124: Machiavelli, Niccoló (1469–1527).
125: Mailer, Norman (1923–2007).
126: Malamud, Bernard (1914–1986).
127: Mann, Thomas (1875–1955).
128: Martinson, Margaret (Margaret Martinson Williams).
129: Masculinity.
130: Metafiction.
131: Miller, Arthur (1915–2005).
132: Miller, Henry (1891–1980).
133: Milton, John (1608–1674).
134: Mortality.
135: Mudge, Ann.
136: Music, Roth and.
137: Newark, New Jersey.
138: New Jersey.
139: New York City.
140: Nixon, Richard (1913–1994).
141: Paine, Tom (1737–1809).
142: Parody.
143: Pennsylvania, University of.
144: Philip Roth Society.
145: Philip Roth Studies.
146: Plimpton, George (1927–2003).
147: Politics, Roth and.
148: Prague.
149: Princeton University.
150: Psychoanalysis.
151: Radio.
152: Rahv, Philip (1908–1973).
153: Rieff, David (1952– ).
154: Rilke, Rainer Marie (1875–1926).
155: Robeson, Paul (1898–1976).
156: Roth, Bess Finkel (1904–1981).
157: Roth, Henry (1906–1995).
158: Roth, Herman (1901–1989).
159: “Roth, Philip”.
160: Roth, Sandy (1927–2009).
161: Sacco and Vanzetti.
162: Satire.
163: Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (1917–2007).
164: Scholem, Gershom (1897–1982).
165: Schulz, Bruno (1892–1942).
166: Sex, as Subject in Roth’s Fiction.
167: Shakespeare, William (1564–1616).
168: Short Stories by Roth.
169: Singer, Isaac Bashevis (1902–1991).
170: Sophocles (497/6–407/6 B.C.E.).
171: Spinoza (1632–1677).
172: Sports, Roth and.
173: Starbuck, George (1931–1996).
174: Stern, Richard (1928–).
175: Tolstoy, Leo (1828–1910).
176: Tragicomedy.
177: Translations.
178: Winchell, Walter (1897–1972).
179: Woodstock, New York level.
180: Writers from the Other Europe.
181: Yaddo.
182: Yeats, William Butler (1865–1939).
183: Youngman, Henry (Henny Youngman) (1906–1998).
184: Zuckerman, Nathan.
185: Appendixes.
Chronology of Philip Roth’s Life.
Bibliography of Roth’s Works.
Bibliography of Secondary Sources.
Index.