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Nathan Zuckerman is visiting Prague, where intellectuals come searching for Kafta, where misfits who don't submit decently to their misfortunes act out a comedy of manners in decadence. Here Zuckerman meets Olga, and brings home lessons for the American writer - lessons about oppression and resilience, laughter and Kafta, and more.

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In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed by totalitarian Communism, he discovers a literary predicament, marked by institutionalized oppression, that is rather different from his own. He also discovers, among the oppressed writers with whom he quickly becomes embroiled in a series of bizarre and poignant adventures, an appealingly perverse kind of heroism.
The Prague Orgy, consisting of entries from protagonist Nathan Zuckerman's notebooks recording his sojourn among these outcast artists, completes the trilogy and epilogue "Zuckerman bound. It provides a startling ending to Roth's intricately designed magnum opus on the unforeseen consequences of art.
This Vintage edition is the first paperback publication of the epilogue.

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"One of Roth's most brilliant (and funniest) works...a lithe comic masterpiece." —Newsweek

"Obscenely outrageous and yet brilliantly reflective of a paranoid reality that has become universal. It is the best of Roth, a kind of coda to all his fiction so far." —Harold Bloom, The New York Times Book Review

"This fitting capstone to Roth's Zuckerman trilogy proves that no one now writing can be funnier and more passionately serious than Philip Roth." —Time

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