The Humbling Paperback / softback
by Philip Roth
Simon Axler is one of America's leading classical stage actors, but his talent - his magic - has deserted him.
All the spontaneity and unthinking impulsiveness that made him great has been replaced by a paralysing self-consciousness.
Overwhelmed, Axler's wife promptly leaves him, and Axler checks into a psychiatric hospital.
It is only when he begins an affair with Pegeen - formerly a lesbian of 17 years - that Axler's regeneration (and then his final catastrophe) can begin.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099535652
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