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The Resource The humbling, Philip Roth

The humbling, Philip Roth

Label
The humbling
Title
The humbling
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist of Philip Roth's startling new book. A leading American actor of his generation, Simon has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic. His confidence has drained away; he imagines people laughing at him. His wife has gone, his audience has left him, and his agent can't persuade him to make a comeback. Into this shattering account of terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of unusual erotic desire, a consolation so risky and aberrant that it points toward a darker and more shocking end. In this long day's journey into night, told with Roth's inimitable urgency, bravura, and gravity, all the ways that we persuade ourselves of our solidity, all our life's performances, talent, love, sex, hope, energy, reputation, are stripped off
Summary
Presents the story of Simon Axler--an actor in his sixties who has lost his wife, his audience, and confidence in his talent--whose risky and aberrant desire points toward a dark and shocking end
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
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327955
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Psychological fiction
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
Label
The humbling, Philip Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044496688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
156 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602856318
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009029145
System control number
(OCoLC)503443743
Label
The humbling, Philip Roth
Publication
Control code
000044496688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
156 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602856318
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009029145
System control number
(OCoLC)503443743

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