The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography 

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography 

Written by:
Philip Roth
Narrated by:
Mel Foster
Coming Soon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2024
6 hours 30 minutes
The unconventional autobiography of the Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author—“the most vigorous and truthful of American writers” (Newsday)—who reshaped our idea of fiction. A work of compelling candor and inventiveness, instructive particularly in its revelation of the interplay between life and art.

Philip Roth concentrates on five episodes from his life: his secure city childhood in the thirties and forties; his education in American life at a conventional college; his passionate entanglement, as an ambitious young man, with the angriest person he ever met (the “girl of my dreams” Roth calls her); his clash, as a fledgling writer, with a Jewish establishment outraged by Goodbye, Columbus; and his discovery, in the excesses of the sixties, of an unmined side to his talent that led him to write Portnoy’s Complaint.

The book concludes surprisingly—in true Rothian fashion—with a sustained assault by the novelist against his proficiencies as an autobiographer.
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