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Patrimony: a True Story - 1st Edition/1st Printing: Roth, Philip

Patrimony: a True Story - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Roth, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0671703757 / ISBN 13: 9780671703752
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A most handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This one SIGNED by author Philip Roth directly on the title page; Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father -famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections- battles the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 14656

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Title: Patrimony: a True Story - 1st Edition/1st ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In a moving elegy, one of America's most powerful writers recreates his father's ordeal as, suffering from a brain tumor, he battles with the ignominy and helplessness of old age

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With the honesty of a skilled biographer and the sensitivity of a caring son, Roth chronicles the life of his father, Herman, in this gripping work which won a 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award. Roth holds little back in describing his father as a man of rare intensity and fierce independence who, for better or worse, stood by his principles and held others to his own rigorous standards. Writes Roth, "His obsessive stubbornness--his stubborn obsessiveness--had very nearly driven my mother to a breakdown in her final years." Frank throughout, Roth calls his father "a pitiless realist, but I wasn't his offspring for nothing, and I could be pretty realistic, too."

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