Philip Roth The Prague Orgy

ISBN 13: 9780140098457

The Prague Orgy

 
9780140098457: The Prague Orgy

[Read by Malcolm Hillgartner]

The Prague Orgy, consisting of entries from protagonist Nathan Zuckerman's notebooks recording his sojourn among these outcast artists, completes the Nathan Zuckerman series. It provides a startling ending to Roth's intricately designed magnum opus on the unforeseen consequences of art.

In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s.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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s.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.

From the Back Cover:

"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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Roth, Philip
ISBN 10: 0140098453 ISBN 13: 9780140098457
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002030683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Philip Roth
Published by Penguin 1987 Paperback (1987)
ISBN 10: 0140098453 ISBN 13: 9780140098457
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Haven
(Wellington, ., New Zealand)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 1987 Paperback, 1987. Book Condition: Good. The American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s in search of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer. 89 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 058900

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.33
From New Zealand to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds