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Nemesis

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ISBN-10: 0547318359

ISBN-13: 9780547318356

Edition: 2010

Authors: Philip Roth

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

"Goodbye, Columbus' is a first book but it is not the book of a beginner. Unlike those of us who come howling into the world, blind and bare, Mr. Roth appears with nails, hair, and teeth, speaking coherently. At 26 he is skillful, witty, and energetic and performs like a virtuoso"---so wrote Saul Bellow when Philip Roth made a loud entry onto the literary scene with Goodbye, Columbus (1960), a novella and short stories that won the 1960 National Book Award. Roth, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, attended the public schools of that city and went on to Bucknell University before receiving his M.A. from the University of Chicago and publishing stories about contemporary Jewish life in…