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Patrimony : A True Story

Philip Roth

ISBN 10: 0671703757 / ISBN 13: 9780671703752
Published by Simon & Schuster January 1991, 1991
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. A true story that touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. The novelist, the son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal (death), and as he does so, discloses his father's long, stubborn engagement with life. Against all odds Patrimony is also a surprisingly comic story. A small crease in the flap. Bookseller Inventory # 20110329106340

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Title: Patrimony : A True Story

Publisher: Simon & Schuster January 1991

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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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