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The Ghost Writer - Philip Roth
The Ghost Writer
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The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol, E. I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman... show more
The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his literary idol, E. I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life...The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency - and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099477570 (0099477572)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
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Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it
4.0 The Ghost Writer
I enjoyed this one, although there was a section in there that went a little slower for me, but that was my own fault for never having read The Diary of Anne Frank. I liked how Roth depicted the life, or should I say anti-life, of a serious writer, how it affects those around them, and how their st...
Osho
Osho rated it
It was very strange to read this in Amsterdam, having picked it up in a used bookstore in the U.S. and having no notion of its contents. Roth begins with the themes that manhood begins with attending to consequences, and recognizing the fallibility of one's idols. It then veers engagingly and precip...
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