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Roth, Philip (Author) & Miller, Ross (Editor). PHILIP ROTH: THE DYING ANIMAL, THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, EXIT GHOST (NOVELS 2001-2007) . New York City, NY: The Library Of America, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 700 pages. As New/As New.

Volume Eight of The Library of America's definitive Collected Works of Philip Roth. The first appearance of the titles in this edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Philip Roth is only the third living American writer to be so honored by The Library of America. Published in chronological order, the entire oeuvre consists of nine volumes in all and will surely be regarded as one of the "high spots" in The Library of America Series. Printed to absolutely the highest standards on acid-free paper, utilizing sewn binding, closely woven rayon cloth boards, satin bound-in ribbon marker, and a page layout that is both readable and elegant, each volume is guaranteed to last for several generations of readers and collectors (despite frequent and regular use, the estimated life span of Library of America Editions is 1000 years; un-used, they will last forever). The eighth volume gathers together three great novels on the state of being (and the state of America) that can only be called paranoia. " 'The Dying Animal' (2001) marks the final return of David Kepesh from 'The Breast' (1972) and 'The Professor of Desire' (1977). Now an eminent cultural critic in his sixties, Kepesh expertly seduces a beautiful twenty-four-year-old daughter of Cuban exiles only to find himself torn by sexual jealousy and the anguish of loss. As 'The Plot Against America' (2004) begins, aviation hero Charles A. Lindbergh has defeated Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, and fear invades every Jewish household in America. Lindbergh has publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, and now in office, he negotiates a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler. With 'Exit Ghost' (2007), Roth rings down the curtain on perhaps his greatest literary creation: Nathan Zuckerman returns to a radically changed New York, the city he left eleven years before, where a rash decision draws him into a vivid drama rife with implications for his future, and his past" (Publisher's blurb). "One knows when one is reading something that will permanently enter the culture" (Cynthia Ozick). "Our foremost novelist since Faulkner" (Harold Bloom). Philip Roth famously announced in 2012 that he has permanently stopped writing. Volume Eight and Volume Nine appeared in late-February 2013 and complete the Series. A "must-have" edition for Philip Roth collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Philip Roth. This edition is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First "Library of America" Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Other copies are stamped with the bookstore's name (some of the dealers don't say so), a marking on the book that surely makes it less collectible as such. Roth has not made public appearances or done signings in a very long time so signed copies of The Collected Works are now highly collectible. A rare signed copy thus. Six of Philip Roth's novels were selected as among the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years: "American Pastoral", "The Counterlife", "Operation Shylock", "Sabbath's Theater", "The Human Stain", and "The Plot Against America". One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP ROTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1598531980. $300.00

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