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An American type : a novel, Henry Roth ; edited by Willing Davidson

Label
An American type : a novel
Title
An American type
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Henry Roth ; edited by Willing Davidson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows the Depression-era story of Ira Stigman, a thirty-two-year-old novelist who becomes enamored with a blond, aristocratic pianist and abandons his Manhattan family for the promise of the sunny American West
Member of
Summary
Discovered posthumously, this final novel by the author of the American immigrant novel, Call it sleep, reintroduces us to its protagonist, Roth's alter ego, Ira, who abandons his controlling lover, Edith, in favor of a blond, aristocratic pianist at Yaddo. The ensuing conflict between his Jewish ghetto roots and his high-flown, writerly aspirations forces Ira to abandon his family temporarily for the sun-soaked promise of the American West. Set against a backdrop of crumbling piers, bedbug-infested SROs, and skyscrapers in glimmering Manhattan and seedy Los Angeles, this novel is perhaps the last firsthand testament of the Depression, as well as a universal statement about the constant reinvention of American identity and the transcendence of love
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
346917
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Henry
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3535.O787
LC item number
A74 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davidson, Willing
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mercy of a rude stream
Series volume
0005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yaddo (Artists' colony)
  • Authors
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
An American type : a novel, Henry Roth ; edited by Willing Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
449865697
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780393077759
Lccn
2010011906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
An American type : a novel, Henry Roth ; edited by Willing Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
449865697
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780393077759
Lccn
2010011906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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