Philip Roth: New Perspectives on An American Author

Synopsis

Of all contemporary American writers, Philip Roth is perhaps the most ambitious, yet given his place in American letters, he is one of the most underrepresented in terms of critical attention. Unlike many aging novelists, whose production and creative mastery wane over time, Roth has demonstrated a unique ability not only to sustain his literary output, but also to surpass the scope and talent evident in his previous writings. He has been awarded innumerable literary honors, and in the 1990s alone he won every major American book award. This long-overdue collection of essays covers Roth's entire output and links themes across works, highlighting those thoughts and ideas that recur frequently.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Jessica G. Rabin
  • Julie Husband
  • David Brauner
  • Anne Margaret Daniel
  • Margaret Smith
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2005