Patrimony: A True Story

Roth, Philip

Published by Simon & Schuster, 1991
ISBN 10: 0671703757 / ISBN 13: 9780671703752
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Roth on a bookplate attached to dedication page (signature only). $19.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes laid-in the original 1991 review from the Sunday New York Times Book Review (by Robert Pinsky). Roth's memories of his family struggles with his fathers illness and death. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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

Review: 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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Title: Patrimony: A True Story
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
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