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The Prague Orgy

The Prague Orgy

A Novel

Philip Roth

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



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. In his bizarre adventures with the citys outcast writers, he discovers a perverse but appealing heroism.

The Prague Orgy is a startling conclusion to Philip Roths intricately designed magnum opus, Zuckerman Bound.


Praise for The Prague Orgy

"One of Roth's most brilliant (and funniest) works...a lithe comic masterpiece." —Newsweek"

Obscenely outrageous and yet brilliantly reflective of a paranoid reality that has become universal. It is the best of Roth, a kind of coda to all his fiction so far."—The New York Times Book Review

"This fitting capstone to Roth's Zuckerman trilogy proves that no one now writing can be funnier and more passionately serious than Philip Roth."—Time

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About the author

Philip Roth

Philip Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933. He studied literature at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1960. He has lived in Rome, London, Chicago, New York City, Princeton, and New England. Since 1955, he has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where is now Adjunct Professor of English. He is also General Editor of the Penguin Books series "Writers from the Other Europe." Recently he has been spending half of each year in Europe, traveling and writing.

Philip Roth

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