Goodbye, Columbus, Philip Roth's first book, was published in 1959 and promptly won the National Book Award. A Philip Roth Reader is a rich anthology of selections from eight of the novels he has published since then - Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang, The Great American Movel, My Life as a Man, The Professor of Desire and The Ghost Writer - as well as the definitive versions of his stories The Breast and Novotny's Pain. Also included is the much admired essay-story Looking at Kafka. Organised thematically in three parts, the Reader presents the full range of Roth's mastery.
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Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1933 and educated at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, won the US National Book Award 1960 and was made into a highly successful film. His other books include the international bestseller Portnoy's Complaint, The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, The Prague Orgy, The Counterlife (winner of the 1987 National Book Critics' Circle Award), Deception and Patrimony. His latest book, Operation Shylock, is published by Jonathan Cape.
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Book Description Vintage, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099225212