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Counterlife.

Philip Roth

Counterlife.

by Philip Roth

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Penguin .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination328p.
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16581576M
ISBN 100140107002

Immediately download the The Counterlife summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Counterlife. THE COUNTERLIFE may be Philip Roth's most imaginative work of fiction. It is certainly his most original. It speaks of the different paths that a life can take, of the motivations behind the choices that individuals make, and of the repercussions of those choices. It also delves into the Diaspora and the reality of being a Jewish American.

Roth was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. [1] He was also a finalist that year for the National Book Award. [2] Critics, writers, and scholars have more recently considered The Counterlife one of Roth's best novels. Harold Bloom refers to it as "astonishing book" in his interview with the Paris Review. [3]. The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the miind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. His is the skeptical, enveloping intelligence that calculates the price that's paid in the struggle.

One of Roth's "Zuckerman" books, The Counterlife follows protagonist Nathan Zuckerman from New York to Israel to London. "Along the way, monologues, eulogies, letters, interviews, and conversations ponder Judaism and Zionism, the nature of personality, the competing claims of imagination and life, and sex" (LJ 2/15/87)/5(49). Blackstone Publishing produces high-quality print & e-book editions of exciting new fiction & quality nonfiction, as well as reissues of classic titles. We launched in as an imprint of Blackstone Audio, Inc., one of the largest independent audiobook publishers in the world. Our imprint is committed to publishing exceptional books of all genres that captivate readers.


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One of Roth's "Zuckerman" books, The Counterlife follows protagonist Nathan Zuckerman from New York to Israel to London.

"Along the way, monologues, eulogies, letters, interviews, and conversations ponder Judaism and Zionism, the nature of personality, the competing claims of imagination and life, and sex" (LJ 2/15/87)/5(64). The Counterlife is the fifth book in the Nathan Zuckerman series, and it is about the possibility of alternative lives and the role of fiction in creating those lives.

The book begins with Zuckerman's Some consider this to be Roth's "best book"; others have declared it the finest novel of /5. The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work of fiction.

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies/5(52).

Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate.

Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the miind of the novelist Nathan : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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book (), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionThe Counterlife is about people living their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter their destinies.

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Part 1 tells the story of Henry Zuckerman, who risks his life undergoing heart surgery so he can stop taking medication that has deprived him of his. - Buy The Counterlife book online at best prices in India on Read The Counterlife book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(52).

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Much of the last two decades' metafictional nattering is made to look like so much sandbox-play by Roth's new novel; if the technique of ostensibly real characters imagining they're in books (and vice-versa) has a fatal flaw, it's that neither character nor book usually tackles the unbearable alibis, transgressions, and needs&#;and the punishingly naked absurdity&#;that both art and.The Counterlife by Philip Roth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Counterlives.

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