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The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography (Vintage International)
The Facts A Novelist's Autobiography - Vintage International
Author: Philip Roth
The Facts is the unconventional autobiography of a writer who has reshaped our idea of fiction—a work of compelling candor and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art. — Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from his life: his secure city childhood in the thirties and fortie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679749059
ISBN-10: 0679749055
Publication Date: 1/28/1997
Pages: 208
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography is interesting and unconventional. It is an exploration of life, love and craft that I found a bit slow in the beginning, but eventually it pulled me in and left me wanting more. Initially, I was afraid that The Facts wouldn't be very revealing. Roth strikes me as someone who keeps his cards close to the chest; however, as the episodes of the book unfolded his life became more and more tantalizing. Just when I thought, "okay, so these are the facts according to Philip Roth," his alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman (and Zuckerman's wife) chimed in and provided another point of view- Hmmm...very clever.


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