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Letting Go

Roth, Philip (eBook - 1997)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Letting Go
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Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. The anarchy caused by the Herzes' struggle with responsible adulthood and his own eager love affairs vicariously tests Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered 'world of feeling' that he finds in books.--from publisher's description.
Authors: Roth, Philip
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Roth
Title: Letting go
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Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Summary: Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. The anarchy caused by the Herzes' struggle with responsible adulthood and his own eager love affairs vicariously tests Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered 'world of feeling' that he finds in books.--from publisher's description.
Subject Headings: Jews United States Fiction Jewish men Fiction College teachers Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Jewish fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Jews
Jewish men
College teachers
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Roth, Philip. Letting go. 1st Vintage international ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1997 0679764178 (DLC) 97006675 (OCoLC)36510929
ISBN: 0307788628
9780307788627
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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May 09, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Roth's first novel is his longest and one of his most unpleasant and bleak, populated by clinging, neurotic women and brooding, anxious men. Only read this if you are a serious Roth-ian.

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