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Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life.

About the Author

In the 1990s Philip Roth won Americas four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbaths Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer

Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos of postwar America. For The Human Stain Roth received his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britains W. H. Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years “for the entire work of the recipient.” In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians Award for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 20032004.” In 2007 Roth received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Everyman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679752936
Author:
Roth, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Fatherhood
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Roth, philip, 1933-
Subject:
Fathers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. L356
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.03x5.16x.61 in. .56 lbs.

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