The Resource Philip Roth : American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America, edited by Debra Shostak

Philip Roth : American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America, edited by Debra Shostak

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Philip Roth : American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America
Title
Philip Roth
Title remainder
American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Debra Shostak
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
This work is a collection of essays on Philip Roth offering critical readings and assessments of texts. Philip Roth has been one of the most important writers of fiction in the United States during the latter part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. This work collects new essays by noted Roth scholars on three essential novels appearing in recent years, American Pastoral (1997), The Human Stain (2000), and The Plot Against America (2004). The volume illuminates Roth's multilayered perceptions of twentieth-century America as a place, a culture, and an idea that shapes its inhabitants in profound ways. Focusing on such topics as ethnicity, race, the family, trauma, American history, historiography, fact vs. fiction, narrative form, and Roth's literary antecedents, the essays offer fresh readings of Roth's penetrating explorations of the American self and the American scene. The contributors probe this American Jewish writer's insights into the paradoxes of freedom, the politics of identity, especially as defined by racial or ethnic affiliation, and the possibilities available for self-definition and transformation within modern American history and culture
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
Z834 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shostak, Debra B.
Series statement
Continuum studies in contemporary North American fiction.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Roth, Philip
  • Roth, Philip
Label
Philip Roth : American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America, edited by Debra Shostak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race, recognition, and responsibility in The Human Stain
  • Dean Franco
  • Possessed by the past: history, nostalgia, and language in The Human Stain
  • Catherine Morley
  • "The pointless meaningfulness of living" : illuminating The Human Stain through The Scarlet Letter
  • Gabrielle Seeley and Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky
  • Just folks homesteading: Roth's doubled plots against America
  • Brett Ashley Kaplan
  • My life as a boy: The Plot Against America
  • Elaine M. Kauvar
  • Roth's America
  • Autobiography and history in Roth's The Plot Against America, or What Happened When Hitler Came to New Jersey
  • Timothy Parrish
  • Debra Shostak
  • "What was not supposed to happen had happened and what was supposed to happen had not happened" : subverting history in American Pastoral
  • David Brauner
  • The critique of the pastoral, utopia, and the American dream in American Pastoral
  • Andrew Gordon
  • America's haunted house: the racial and national uncanny in American Pastoral
  • Jennifer Glaser
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780826422279
Lccn
2011389828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657602791
  • (OCoLC)ocn657602791
Label
Philip Roth : American pastoral, the human stain, the plot against America, edited by Debra Shostak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race, recognition, and responsibility in The Human Stain
  • Dean Franco
  • Possessed by the past: history, nostalgia, and language in The Human Stain
  • Catherine Morley
  • "The pointless meaningfulness of living" : illuminating The Human Stain through The Scarlet Letter
  • Gabrielle Seeley and Jeffrey Rubin-Dorsky
  • Just folks homesteading: Roth's doubled plots against America
  • Brett Ashley Kaplan
  • My life as a boy: The Plot Against America
  • Elaine M. Kauvar
  • Roth's America
  • Autobiography and history in Roth's The Plot Against America, or What Happened When Hitler Came to New Jersey
  • Timothy Parrish
  • Debra Shostak
  • "What was not supposed to happen had happened and what was supposed to happen had not happened" : subverting history in American Pastoral
  • David Brauner
  • The critique of the pastoral, utopia, and the American dream in American Pastoral
  • Andrew Gordon
  • America's haunted house: the racial and national uncanny in American Pastoral
  • Jennifer Glaser
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 185 pages
Isbn
9780826422279
Lccn
2011389828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657602791
  • (OCoLC)ocn657602791

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