The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer #2020

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  • Title: The Ghost Writer
  • Author: Philip Roth
  • ISBN: 9780374161897
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
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    the boy ghost writes the story of a girl s life he turns her into a lure, a mystery, a travesty, into the best way to illustrate his Jewishness, the best way to thumb his nose at his parents and all the adults who would dare condescend to him the boy is a writer, one who has yet to experience life he doesn t create a story, he transcribes it except for the story of the girl that s all him, his projection onto her he creates a narrative for the girl that barely takes the girl into consideration, [...]

    I know the kind of man I am and the kind of writer I have my own kind of bravery, and please, let s leave it at that Philip Roth, The Ghost Writer I ve read a ton of Roth, but have yet to really engage the Zuckerman series The Ghost Writer is book one in the four book cycle Zuckerman Bound 1 The Ghost Writer 1979 2 Zuckerman Unbound 1981 3 The Anatomy Lesson 1983 4 The Prague Orgy 1985 It is hard to engage some of the specific reasons WHY I loved this book without giving away some of the the d [...]

    How did this not win the Pulitzer How has Roth not won a Nobel This was one of the most brilliant works of art I ve ever encountered Far and away, the best book I ve read all year This is the type of book I always hope to encounter when I read fiction Beautiful sentences, powerful dialogue, the kind of character tension that causes a reader to nearly explode There were times I couldn t believe I was reading It felt as if I were deposited into a farmhouse in the Berkshires, observing from Lonoff [...]

    I read Roth when I was in my late teens and early twenties, and only returned to reading him in recent years I thought The American Trilogy was amazing, as was The Plot Against America The Ghost Writer is the first of ten books narrated by the autobiographically oriented narrator Nathan Zuckerman, and first in the four book Zuckerman Bound series It depicts young short story writer Nathan visiting his literary hero I E Lonoff supposedly a combination of Bernard Malamud and Henry Roth, two writer [...]

    I forgot how thrilling Roth can be His books contain such a subtle, building power that hits about two thirds the way through In particular I remember the eureka moment withThe Human Stain when its ideological weight revealed itself I don t want to get too much into the story, as the less a reader knows going in the better Let s just say it s about young Nathan Zuckerman making a pilgrimage to the farmhouse of his idol, a man names Lonoff The novel is really about what must be sacrificed in one [...]

    A friend of mine has recently broken up with his girlfriend, and I was telling him yesterday that it s, y know, not always a bad thing, that sometimes two people are simply not suited to each other Those are hardly profound words, I know, but they started me thinking about an ex of mine The girl and I, it s fair to say, near hated each other I like to think neither of us were are bad people it was just that there was something about our personalities that did not mesh, that meant that we could b [...]

    Ho terminato questo libro da quasi venti giorni, ma non ho ancora trovato il coraggio di sedermi e scrivere almeno qualche riga di commento E dire che si trattato di una lettura profondamente immersiva, di quelle fatte con la matita costantemente in mano e il blocco per gli appunti accanto le frasi che ho sottolineato sono molte, le riflessioni che ho annotato ancora di pi Eppure mi difficile pensare di scrivere qualcosa su Lo scrittore fantasma e su Philip Roth in genere pensando che ci sar qua [...]

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    I probably knew too much going into this story, though it s because of what I knew beforehand that I read it in the first place If you re someone who s interested in the way writers think, you should enjoy it Example the narrator s lament about his imagination being lacking, that he could never invent a scene like the one he s just overheard, is both playful and serious.It was also fun to speculate on whom Roth might be basing his fictional big literary figures The narrator, talking to his liter [...]

    I have a feeling Roth is one of those authors you read to make yourself feel smarter and end up questioning the number of IQ points you have For someone who s received as many awards and accolades as he has, I found this book to be, well, boring Boy meets his idol, sees girl, wants girl End of story Big woo.Maybe I missed something here, on the greater role the story plays in regards to society or some such nonsense, which is what makes me think my intelligence may not be up to the task of figur [...]

    Lonoff sums up his life I wish, he said, I knew that much about anything I ve written fantasy for thirty years Nothing happens to me I turn sentences around That s my life I write a sentence and then I turn it around Then I look at it and I turn it around again Then I have lunch Then I come back in and write another sentence Then I have tea and turn the new sentence around Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around Then I lie down on my sofa and think Then I get up and throw th [...]

    Philip Roth first introduces his alter ego, the 23 year old aspiring writer Nathan Zuckerman, in The Ghost Writer It s 1956 and Zuckerman has managed to attract the attention of his literary idol, the Jewish immigrant writer E.I Lonoff, who lives in an isolated farmhouse in the Berkshire Mountains of New England with his wife Hope Zuckerman pays a visit and finds himself the object of flattering attention and conversation from the Babel esque Lonoff Because I could not bring myself to utter even [...]

    A literary critic for the Chicago Tribune once wrote that in American literature today, there s Philip Roth, and then there s everybody else I couldn t agree Roth is, without doubt, my favorite writer of all time 4.75 5 stars The Ghost Writer was a 1980 Pulitzer Prize finalist, a 1980 National Book Critics Circle Award NBCCA finalist a 1980 National Book Award finalist.

    A few weeks ago, I was listening to a podcast, Slate s Culture Gabfest, and The Ghost Writer was discussed and highly praised, with one of the hosts acclaiming it as Roth s best work, so I decided to read it to see if it really were all that great.Well, it wasn t the greatest work of fiction I ve ever read, but I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it Roth spins several subplots, and each is as intriguing, if not so, than the main plot, or perhaps that is what makes the entire story work [...]

    Zuckerman, Lonoff, Amy, Hope.4 personaggi per una storia che pare semplice ma poi inizia ad intricarsi.Flashback che crescono come torri di mattoncini colorati.L olocausto, Anne Frank, le colline innevate del New England.Riflessioni portentose sulla sofferenza e il dolore.Antisemitismo e ambiguit.Forse un buco di sceneggiatura c O almeno non mi spiego come Nathan Zuckerman potesse essere a conoscenza dei fatti raccontati nel terzo capitolo Anche se fosse ed molto pi probabile che io abbia perso [...]

    Letto pi di dieci anni fa All improvviso mi viene il desiderio di rileggerlo Per arrivare di nuovo all esilarante e malinconica tirata finale della moglie di Lonoff, il grande scrittore ammirato dal giovane Zuckermann, che inizia qui a diventare l alter ego di maggior successo di Philip.E per leggere del grande scrittore Lonoff che si dedica agli scrittori seri Non rendeva giustizia a uno scrittore se non lo leggeva per qualche giorno consecutivamente e per almeno tre ore di fila Altrimenti, non [...]

    Philip Roth son zamanlardaki favori yazar m diyebilirim Bir sonraki kitab na ge mek i in ciddi bir arzu duyuyorum Genelde b yle olmaz Hayalet Yazar ise Sokaktaki Adam ve fke deki tarz ndan slup olarak farkl ama anlat m bi imi olarak benzer ekilde olu turmu Edebiyat do rudan tema olarak ald n g r nce meraklanm t m genel olarak ama Philip Roth un derdi do rudan edebiyat de il, yazar n kendisi bu kitapta Anlat m bi imi, slubu gayet g zel Ekseriyetle atmosfer romanlar beni kendisine ba lar, Philip R [...]

    Nathan Zuckerman reminded me of Herzog a bit This first book of the Zuckerman Bound series was funny and witty and quite ingenious with the first person narrative and the frequent flights of narrative fantasy I fear that delving too much into the other characters would spoil the pleasure for a potential reader so let me just say that Roth here turns simple overnight story with four characters into a Calvino esque reflection on the distance between the writer and his written subject A quick but v [...]

    A young writer spends a weekend with his idol, who is a celebrated novelist, the novelist s wife, and a mysterious young woman whom they are also hosting Philip Roth s short novel is beautifully written and rich with meditations on whether the writer s responsibility to his art overrides the discomfort it may produce in the people in his life and community Indeed, it raises the question of whether producing such discomfort may be the serious writer s most important function It may seem a little [...]

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally All right, I admit it I m not the biggest fan of postmodernism, for a whole host of reasons that are sometimes related to each other, sometimes not because of the movement s insistence, for example, that the only true artists are ones with advanced college degrees because of its worship of cold irony and empty [...]

    Roth has a real way with words, though I found that I prefered Portnoy s Complaint because of all the complaining It seems that Roth has a real way with complaining is what I should say.There is an air of complaining in this book since Zuckerman goes through some inner dialogue and recounts past events which cause some annoyance for him but not enough I guess for my liking.The characters are great, odd enough for me, but I guess the build up in the middle of the story didn t seem interesting for [...]

    I liked this, but it felt too short to show off Roth s brilliance My favorites of his are the in depth character portraits To think what this supple mind could have done with that familial story Oy vey.

    I ve been wanting to read Roth for a while now, after seeing my dad blow through about 14 of them in the past year, but it took me a while to get to one Then, once I decided to read some Roth, where do you start Out of 29 books, a Zuckerman book, a Roth book, a Kepesh book, or just one of his goodies that can stand alone So I went with the first Zuckerman of the series of 7 And now that I m done with it I really don t know what to say about it His style kind of reminds me of Salinger short, pret [...]

    This seems to be a time to get myself up to date with names that I ve always admired but for some reason haven t read extensively I d read the later Zuckerman books The Human Stain, etc , but outside of that, not a whole lot of Roth And since Cormac ain t putting out for me, I thought I d satiate some reading urges by digging into some of million and six books of Roth s that I hadn t yet gotten into.So here, the Zuckerman saga beginsI ve heard interviews with Roth where he s discussed how some b [...]

    can t really say i m a philip roth fan but this book took a magnificent turn around the midpoint glad i hadn t read any reviews or spoilers don t think i would ve liked it if i d known what was coming.

    This first of Roth s Nathan Zuckerman narrated novels is so many things so quickly Not only an examination of the literary world, Jewish identity, and familial conflict Roth s work here is a tragedy of the most comic sort Zuckerman seeking mentorship as a budding young author visits a giant of the literary world, only to have that veneer quickly stripped away by this icon s strained relationship with his wife, flashbacks to his own conflict with his father s reception to his seemingly anti Semit [...]

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