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The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography. by  Philip Roth - Signed First Edition - 1988 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 165)

The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography.

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The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography.

by Roth, Philip

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1988. First edition of Roth's autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milton Glaser. 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 Facts is a lively and serious version of a novelist's life" (Thomas R. Edwards, New York Review of Books).

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In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral . In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004.” Recently Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
165
Title
The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography.
Author
Roth, Philip
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar Straus and Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1988
Keywords
The Facts Philip Roth First Edition Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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