The Facts A Novelist's Autobiography 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 forties; his educ... more »ation in American life at a conventional college in the fifties; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the ?girl of my dreams? Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by Goodbye, Columbus; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write Portnoy?s Complaint.
The audiobook concludes surprisingly ? in true Rothian fashion ? with a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.« less