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The Prague Orgy
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Philip Roth
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The Prague Orgy

Philip Roth


9780099476511

Vintage


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

96 pages

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In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed by totalitarian Communism, he discovers a literary predicament, marked by institutionalised oppression, that is rather different from his own. He also discovers, among the oppressed writers with whom he quickly becomes embroiled in a series of bizarre and poignant adventures, an appealingly perverse kind of heroism. The Prague Orgy, consisting of entries from Zuckerman's notebooks recording his sojourn among these outcast artists, completes the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound. It provides a startling ending to Roth's intricately designed magnum opus on the unforeseen consequences of art.

By:   Philip Roth
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   74g
ISBN:   9780099476511
ISBN 10:   0099476517
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   December 1995
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In 1998 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral and received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2002 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005 Philip Roth became the third living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last of the eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.


Scabrous, gutsy and scathing * The Times * Obscenely outrageous and yet brilliantly reflective of a paranoid reality that has become universal. It is the best of Roth, a kind of coda to all his fiction so far -- Harold Bloom * New York Times Book Review * This fitting capstone to Roth's Zuckerman trilogy proves that no one now writing can be funnier and more passionately serious than Philip Roth * The Times * A black fable about the lies and fictions which are the life blood of both politics and literature * Sunday Times *

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