The Humbling

ISBN 10: 1441801022 / 1-4418-0102-2
ISBN 13: 9781441801029
Publisher: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn
Publication Date: 2009

Editorial Reviews:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral offers the story of Simon Axler--an actor in his sixties who has lost his wife, his audience and confidence in his talent--whose risky and aberrant desire points toward a dark and shocking end. Simultaneous.


"Roth observes much...in little space, and the svelte narrative amounts to an unsparing confrontation of self." (starred review)

Publishers Weekly, 08/10/2009


"[Roth] may be 76, but he's been on an audacious hot streak for a dozen years. THE HUMBLING....[is] a good, not great, book--an entertaining inquiry into the relationship between sex and creativity, sex and age, and sex and the ego."

Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly, 10/30/2009