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The Resource Rosenfeld's lives : fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing, Steven J. Zipperstein

Rosenfeld's lives : fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing, Steven J. Zipperstein

Label
Rosenfeld's lives : fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing
Title
Rosenfeld's lives
Title remainder
fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing
Statement of responsibility
Steven J. Zipperstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in Chicago in 1918, the prodigiously gifted and erudite Isaac Rosenfeld was anointed a "genius" upon the publication of his "luminescent" novel, Passage from Home and was expected to surpass even his closest friend and rival, Saul Bellow. Yet when felled by a heart attack at the age of thirty-eight, Rosenfeld had published relatively little, his life reduced to a metaphor for literary failure. In this deeply contemplative book, Steven J. Zipperstein seeks to reclaim Rosenfeld's legacy by "opening up" his work. Zipperstein examines for the first time the "small mountain" of unfinished manuscripts the writer left behind, as well as his fiercely candid journals and letters. In the process, Zipperstein unearths a turbulent life that was obsessively grounded in a profound commitment to the ideals of the writing life. Rosenfeld's Lives is a fascinating exploration of literary genius and aspiration and the paradoxical power of literature to elevate and to enslave. It illuminates the cultural and political tensions of post-war America, Jewish intellectual life of the era, and--most poignantly--the struggle at the heart of any writer's life
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zipperstein, Steven J.
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409 B
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3535.O7138
LC item number
Z98 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenfeld, Isaac
  • Rosenfeld, Isaac
  • Rosenfeld, Isaac
  • Jews
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Rosenfeld, Isaac
  • Rosenfeld, Isaac
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Friendship
  • Jews
  • Political and social views
  • Illinois
Label
Rosenfeld's lives : fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing, Steven J. Zipperstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home -- Terrors -- Paradise
Control code
404723508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208971
  • 22573/ctt1133v9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)404723508
Label
Rosenfeld's lives : fame, oblivion, and the furies of writing, Steven J. Zipperstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home -- Terrors -- Paradise
Control code
404723508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300156287
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 208971
  • 22573/ctt1133v9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)404723508

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