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The Resource Here we are : my friendship with Philip Roth, Benjamin Taylor

Here we are : my friendship with Philip Roth, Benjamin Taylor

Label
Here we are : my friendship with Philip Roth
Title
Here we are
Title remainder
my friendship with Philip Roth
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deeply felt, beautifully crafted meditation on friendship and loss in the vein of A Year of Magical Thinking, and a touching portrait of Philip Roth from his closest friend. I had a baseball question on the tip of my tongue: What was the name of "the natural," the player shot by a stalker in a Chicago hotel room? He gave me an amused look that darkened in-to puzzlement, then fear. Then he pitched forward into the soup, unconscious. When I entered the examining room twenty minutes after our arrival at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Philip said, "No more books." Thus he announced his retirement. So begins Benjamin Taylor's Here We Are, the unvarnished portrait of his best friend and one of America's greatest writers. Needless to say, Philip Roth's place in the canon is secure, but what is less clear is what the man himself was like. In Here We Are, Benjamin Taylor's beautifully constructed memoir, we see him as a mortal man, experiencing the joys and sorrows of aging, reflecting on his own writing, and doing something we all love to do: passing the time in the company of his closest friend. Here We Are is an ode to friendship and its wondrous ability to brighten our lives in unexpected ways. Benjamin Taylor is one of the most talented writers working today, and this new memoir pays tribute to his friend, in the way that only a writer can. Roth encouraged him to write this book, giving Taylor explicit instructions not to sugarcoat anything and not to publish it until after his death. Unvarnished and affectionately true to life, Taylor's memoir will be the definitive account of Philip Roth as he lived for years to come"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Benjamin
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
Z935 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Novelists, American
  • Taylor, Benjamin
  • Authors, American
Label
Here we are : my friendship with Philip Roth, Benjamin Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124894329
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780525505242
Lccn
2020002291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124894329
Label
Here we are : my friendship with Philip Roth, Benjamin Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124894329
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780525505242
Lccn
2020002291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1124894329

Library Locations

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