Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth by Elaine B. Safer - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The first comprehensive assessment of Philip Roth's later novels, Mocking the Age offers rich and insightful readings that...

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Exact title of the book
Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth
Book author
Elaine B. Safer
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
219 pages
Language
English
Published
March 9th 2006 by State University of New York Press
File size (in PDF)
876 kB
Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth

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The first comprehensive assessment of Philip Roth's later novels, Mocking the Age offers rich and insightful readings that explore how these extraordinary works satirize our contemporary culture. From The Ghost Writer to The Plot Against America, Roth uses humor to address deadly serious matters, including social and political issues, psychological problems, postmodern concerns, and the absurd. In her clear and extensive analyses of these works, Elaine B.

Safer looks at how Roth's approach to the comic incorporates the self-deprecating humor of Jewish comedians, as well as the humor of nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewish storytellers and such twentieth-century writers as Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow. Filling the void on critical examinations of Roth's later work, Safer's book provides a thorough appraisal of Roth's lifetime accomplishment and an essential evaluation of his comic genius.