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The Ghost Writer Summary
Philip Roth

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The Ghost Writer Summary

Plot Summary

The Ghost Writer is the eleventh novel by acclaimed writer Philip Roth. The novel tells the story of Nathan Zuckerman, a young writer at the beginning of his career who has sought out E.I. Lonoff, an established author who is just beginning to receive popular acclaim for his writings. Zuckerman comes to Lonoff looking for a mentor, placing Lonoff on a pedestal that makes the older man most uncomfortable. During his visit, Zuckerman meets another house guest of Lonoff's that causes his imagination to race with the possibilities that orbit this young beauty. The Ghost Writer is at times amusing, sad,and frustrating, placing art at odds with reality in a unique way that leaves the reader with something to think about long after the final paragraph is done.

Zuckerman arrives at Lonoff's house, excited just to be in the same room with his idol. The two...

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