My Life as a Man (Compact Disc)

By Philip Roth, Dan John Miller (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781455832477

Publication Date: January 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/13/1994)
Compact Disc (5/1/2010)
Compact Disc (1/1/2012)
MP3 CD (8/18/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/15/2010)
Compact Disc (5/1/2010)
Paperback (10/1/2005)
MP3 CD (5/15/2010)
MP3 CD (1/1/2012)

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A fiction-within-a-fiction, a labyrinthine edifice of funny, mournful, and harrowing meditations on the fatal impasse between a man and a woman, My Life as a Man is Roth's most blistering novel.

At its heart lies the marriage of Peter and Maureen Tarnopol, a gifted young writer and the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead is his nemesis. Their union is based on fraud and shored up by moral blackmail, but it is so perversely durable that, long after Maureen's death, Peter is still trying--and failing--to write his way free of it. Out of desperate inventions and cauterizing truths, acts of weakness, tenderheartedness, and shocking cruelty, Philip Roth creates a work worthy of Strindberg--a fierce tragedy of sexual need and blindness.