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The Resource In history's grip : Philip Roth's Newark trilogy, Michael Kimmage

In history's grip : Philip Roth's Newark trilogy, Michael Kimmage

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In history's grip : Philip Roth's Newark trilogy
Title
In history's grip
Title remainder
Philip Roth's Newark trilogy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kimmage
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In History's Grip concentrates on the literature of Philip Roth, one of America's greatest writers, and in particular on American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain. Each of these novels from the 1990s uses Newark, New Jersey, to explore American history and character. Each features a protagonist who grows up in and then leaves Newark, after which he is undone by a historically generated crisis. The city's twentieth-century decline from immigrant metropolis to postindustrial disaster completes the motif of history and its terrifying power over individual destiny. In History's Grip is the first critical study to foreground the city of Newark as the source of Roth's inspiration, and to scrutinize a subject Roth was accused of avoiding as a younger writer--history. In so doing, the book brings together the two halves of Roth's decades-long career: the first featuring characters who live outside of history's grip; the second, characters entrapped in historical patterns beyond their ken and control."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimmage, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
Z696 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • American fiction
  • Newark (N.J.)
  • History in literature
  • Jews in literature
Label
In history's grip : Philip Roth's Newark trilogy, Michael Kimmage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Newark -- Leaving -- At history's mercy -- Conclusion; or, Kafka in Newark
Control code
774982545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780804781824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)774982545
Label
In history's grip : Philip Roth's Newark trilogy, Michael Kimmage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Newark -- Leaving -- At history's mercy -- Conclusion; or, Kafka in Newark
Control code
774982545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780804781824
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012004362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)774982545

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