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Roth, Philip (Author) & Searles, George J. (Editor). CONVERSATIONS WITH PHILIP ROTH: LITERARY CONVERSATIONS SERIES. Jackson, MS: University Press Of Mississippi, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 291 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's collection of interviews. Published in a small and limited print run of 500 copies by a University Press as part of the now-legendary "Literary Conversations" Series. This First Hardcover Edition was sold to public libraries only and was never reissued. Should not be confused with the regular trade Softcover Edition. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in the most collectible format possible, "Conversations With Philip Roth". A representative selection of interviews conducted by various writers, journalists, and scholars with the author. Gives a rich, complex, and lively overview of both the life and mind of one of America's most important writers. Presented in chronological order, the interviews cumulatively amount to an absorbing account of one of the greatest literary journeys of the 20th century, which is the explicit intention of the publisher with each writer who is included in the Series. "Writing in a room by myself is practically my whole life" (Philip Roth). Philip Roth died on May 22, 2018 of congestive heart failure, literally of heartbreak, at the age of 85. An absolute "must-have" title for Philip Roth collectors. This title is a great collection. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is, quite simply, the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are former library copies, or the Softcover Edition. A rare copy thus. Winner of every major literary award: The National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, all of which he won twice. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for "American Pastoral". Recipient of the National Medal For The Arts in 1998. Recipient of the Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002. 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 writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP ROTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0878055576. $100.00

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