Philip Roth | Critical Essay by Robert M. Greenberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 29 pages of analysis & critique of Philip Roth.
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Critical Essay by Robert M. Greenberg

SOURCE: Greenberg, Robert M. “Transgression in the Fiction of Philip Roth.” Twentieth Century Literature 43, no. 4 (winter 1997): 487-506.

In the following essay, Greenberg examines the theme of transgression in Philip Roth's work, contending that the author's techniques are uniquely reflective of his relationship with mainstream American media and literary activity.

In The Anatomy Lesson (1983) Philip Roth provides an explanation for Nathan Zuckerman's involvement with transgression as a man and a writer. Roth describes first-generation immigrant fathers as “pioneering Jewish fathers bursting with taboos” who produce second-generation sons “boiling with temptations.” A page later he adds about his literary alter ego, “If it hadn't been for his father's frazzled nerves and rigid principles and narrow understanding, he'd never have been a writer at all,”...

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