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The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography, eAudiobook MP3 eaudioBook

The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography eAudiobook MP3

Narrated by Mel Foster

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The Facts is the unconventional autobiography of a writer who has reshaped our idea of fictiona work of compelling candor and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art.

Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from his life: his secure city childhood in the thirties and forties; his education in American life at a conventional college; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the "girl of my dreams" Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by Goodbye, Columbus; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write Portnoy's Complaint.

The book concludes surprisinglyin true Rothian fashionwith a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.

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