The Facts

A Novelist's Autobiography

Philip Roth,

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography
 
 

The Facts is a rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Philip Roth unadorned--as young artist, as student, as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew--and candidly examines how close the novels have been to, and how far from, autobiography.

From his childhood in Newark, New Jersey, to his explosive success as a novelist, to his critics in the Jewish community who attacked his writing, and the divorce and death of his first wife, The Facts is a playful and harrowingly unconventional autobiography, bookended by letters written by his fictional alter-ego Nathan Zuckerman.

"The Facts is a lively and serious version of a novelist's life." —New York Review of Books



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