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The Facts. A Novelist's Autobiography.


  • Author:
    Roth, Philip
  • Publisher:
    Jonathan Cape, London, 1989
  • ISBN:
    9780224025935
  • Catalog ID:
    1308115
  • Our ref:
    1308115

First UK edition. First UK edition, 1989. Hardback. 195pp. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. In an abrupt departure from his novel, "The Counterlife", a book of overlapping, contradictory fictions, Philip Roth now presents "The Facts". We see Roth unadorned - the young artist, student, son, lover, husband, American Jew - as he candidly examines the relationship between fiction and autobiography. The themes of freedom - of the intellect, the imagination and of social choice - familiar from Roth's novels are now explored in this unconventional self-disclosure. Only a year after "The Counterlife", Roth has drawn from his own life a counterbook of daring and touching personal intimacy, with an astonishingly inventive conclusion packing a counterpunch all its own. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket very good. Price clipped. A little very light edge wear. Spine faded.
  • Our price: £15.00

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