The Ghost Writer
The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E. I. Lonoff.
At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life.
The first volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound, The Ghost Writer is about the tensions between literature and life, artistic truthfulness and conventional decency—and about those implacable practitioners who live with the consequences of sacrificing one for the other.
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Review: The Ghost Writer (Zuckerman Bound #1)User Review - Austin - Goodreads
Picked this up off my coffee table yesterday (laying on my sofa with a stomach bug) around 3pm and read it straight through, finishing around 2am. This is one of those books that makes you get out a ... Read full review
Review: The Ghost Writer (Zuckerman Bound #1)User Review - Jeremy - Goodreads
Maybe it's because I'm more familiar with Roth's later, more notorious novels narrated by Nathan Zuckerman, (and those novels are among some of the most brutal, scathing and powerfully critical works ... Read full review
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