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The Resource Exit ghost, Philip Roth

Exit ghost, Philip Roth

Label
Exit ghost
Title
Exit ghost
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before. Alone on his New England mountain, Zuckerman has been nothing but a writer: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no news, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age." "Walking the streets like a revenant, he quickly makes three connections that explode his carefully protected solitude. One is with a young couple with whom, in a rash moment, he offers to swap homes. They will flee post-9/11 Manhattan for his country refuge, and he will return to city life. But from the time he meets them, Zuckerman also wants to swap his solitude for the erotic challenge of the young woman, Jamie, whose allure draws him back to all that he thought he had left behind: intimacy, the vibrant play of heart and body." "The second connection is with a figure from Zuckerman's youth, Amy Bellette, companion and muse to Zuckerman's first literary hero, E. I. Lonoff. The once irresistible Amy is now an old woman depleted by illness, guarding the memory of that grandly austere American writer who showed Nathan the solitary path to a writing vocation." "The third connection is with Lonoff's would-be biographer, a young literary hound who will do and say nearly anything to get to Lonoff's "great secret." Suddenly involved, as he never wanted or intended to be involved again, with love, mourning, desire, and animosity, Zuckerman plays out an interior drama of vivid and poignant possibilities."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
E95 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zuckerman, Nathan
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Novelists
Label
Exit ghost, Philip Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
144570543
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780618915477
Lccn
2006102467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)144570543
Label
Exit ghost, Philip Roth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
144570543
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780618915477
Lccn
2006102467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)144570543

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