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Goodbye, Columbus And Five Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0679748261

ISBN-13: 9780679748267

Edition: 1987

Authors: Philip Roth

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/13/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
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…