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An American type : a novel, Henry Roth

Label
An American type : a novel
Title
An American type
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Henry Roth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10100831
Cataloging source
UOJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Henry
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Anthony Heald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heald, Anthony
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
  • Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An American type : a novel, Henry Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783997
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hrs.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781441749574
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereophonic
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781441749574
  • (OCoLC)642905412
Label
An American type : a novel, Henry Roth
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783997
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hrs.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781441749574
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereophonic
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781441749574
  • (OCoLC)642905412

Library Locations

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      30.2713021 -97.7460168
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