Druhý život Philipa Rotha: nástin interpretace
Philip Roth's The Counterlife: An Outline of Interpretation
- Číslo 57 
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceSvět literatury: Časopis pro novodobé literatury, 2018, 57, 74-86
Philip Roth , americká literatura, postmodernismus, interpretace
Philip Roth, American fiction, postmodernism, interpretation
The present study deals with the interpretation of Philip Roth’s most experimental novel The Counterlife, considered by many critics as the best text of Roth’s postmodern period. The novel is an exploration of various attempts to start a new — different life, and each of its five chapters presents a new way, thus denying the preceding chapter. There are several key themes in the novel: the exploration and defence of the writer’s own poetics, and, above all, reflections on Jewish identity, its roots, and by what it is formed.