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The Prague orgy by Philip Roth

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Prague (Czech Republic),
  • Czech Republic

Subjects:

  • Zuckerman, Nathan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
  • Americans -- Czech Republic -- Fiction,
  • Jewish men -- Fiction,
  • Novelists -- Fiction,
  • Prague (Czech Republic) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPhilip Roth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O855 P68 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination86 p. ;
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL792337M
ISBN 100679749039
LC Control Number95024898

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The Prague Orgy takes the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman on a quixotic journey to search for the stories of an unknown Yiddish writer. The entries from Zuckermans notebooks are rich with comedy and dense with observation, detailing his relationship with the Cited by: The Prague Orgy () is a novella by Philip Roth. The short book is the epilogue to his trilogy Zuckerman Bound. The story follows Roth's alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, on a journey to Communist Prague in seeking the unpublished manuscripts of a Yiddish by: In search of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mids. There, in a nation straightjacketed by totalitarian Communism, he discovers a literary predicament marked by an institutionalised oppression that is rather different from his own.4/5(1).   The Prague Orgy, consisting of entries from Zuckerman's notebooks recording his sojourn among these outcast artists, completes the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound. It provides a startling ending to Roth's intricately designed magnum opus on the unforeseen consequences of art/5(K).

In the novella, THE PRAGUE ORGY, Roth examines Zuckerman in a new stage of his literary career. Specifically, TPO shows Zuckerman, now a renowned novelist, traveling to Communist Czechoslovakia in There, he tries to acquire hundreds of unpublished stories written by what another character calls the "Yiddish Flaubert."4/5(26). The Prague Orgy (Part of the Complete Nathan Zuckerman 0 (#5) Series and Zuckerman Bound Series)/5(3). Get this from a library! The Prague orgy. [Philip Roth] -- The American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mids in search of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer. In The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth, protagonist and narrator Nathan Zuckerman is a Jewish American novelist who travels to Prague, Czechoslovakia in early February to obtain the unpublished manuscript of a Yiddish writer. Zuckerman meets eccentric Czech writers who obsess over sex and the authorities spying on them.

  ‎The Prague Orgy takes the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman on a quixotic journey to search for the stories of an unknown Yiddish writer. The entries from Zuckermans notebooks are rich with comedy and dense with observation, detailing his relationship with the oppressed artists of communist Prague. 4/5(2). The Prague Orgy is a sliver of a book, presented as the Epilogue to the Zuckerman Bound -trilogy of novels that began with The Ghost Writer. It is presented as: " from Zuckerman's notebooks " --, though it feels less like diary-noted recollection than a more full fleshed-out recreation of the scenes. The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth. London: Jonathan Cape, First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 89 pages. First edition first printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. In The Prague Orgy by Philip Roth, protagonist and narrator Nathan Zuckerman is a Jewish American novelist who travels to Prague, Czechoslovakia in early February to obtain the unpublished manuscript of a Yiddish writer.