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The counterlife

by Philip Roth

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Vintage International in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Zuckerman, Nathan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction,
  • Novelists -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip Roth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3568.O855 C6 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination324 p. ;
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL968934M
    ISBN 100679749047
    LC Control Number96005468

    Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate. Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book’s evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the mind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman.   Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate. Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the mind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman.

      The Counterlife by Philip Roth, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). National Book Foundation > Books > The Counterlife. The Counterlife Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. Philip Roth. In the s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock.

    The counterlife. [Philip Roth] -- Stories of people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, ranging from a quiet suburban New Jersey dentist to a genteel Englishwoman and an Israeli settlement leader. Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.   Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate. Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the miind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman.


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Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate. Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the miind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman/5(64).

The Counterlife is the fifth book in the Nathan Zuckerman series, and it is about the possibility of alternative lives and the role of fiction in creating those lives. The book begins with Zuckerman's Some consider this to be Roth's "best book"; others have declared it the finest novel of the past twenty-five years/5.

The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work of fiction.

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies/5(52).

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Much of the last two decades' metafictional nattering is made to look like so much sandbox-play by Roth's new novel; if the technique of ostensibly real characters imagining they're in books (and vice-versa) has a fatal flaw, it's that neither character nor book usually tackles the unbearable alibis, transgressions, and needs&#;and the punishingly naked absurdity&#;that.

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THE COUNTERLIFE may be Philip Roth's most imaginative work of fiction. It is certainly his most original. It speaks of the different paths that a life can take, of the motivations behind the choices that individuals make, and of the repercussions of those choices. It also delves into the Diaspora and the reality of being a Jewish American.

THE COUNTERLIFE By Philip Roth. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $ THERE have been thousands of different drawings of the world, many maps made of Author: William H. Gass. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for FictionThe Counterlife is about people living their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter their destinies.

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The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. "The Counterlife is a frustrating book, and an especially disappointing one for admirers of The Ghost if structural miscalculations and floundering impulses make The Counterlife a much less absorbing novel than it might have been, its feverish imaginings are proof that the main quest of Roth's career thus far the exploration of the self through a fictional alter ego continues /5(2).

The novel The Counterlife tells multiple versions of the same story. Sometimes the stories seem to be slight modifications of others, and other times the stories are complete and drastic revisions.

Part 1 tells the story of Henry Zuckerman, who risks his life undergoing heart surgery so he can stop taking medication that has deprived him of his. The Counterlife continues the saga of Roth’s alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman, who has appeared in a number of the author’s books over a two-decade.

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