Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Letting go

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st Vintage international ed.
Language:
English
Description
Letting Go is Roth's first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus , when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa city, Letting Go presents as brilliant a fictional portrait as we have of a mid-century America defined by social and ethical constraints and by moral compulsions conspicuously different from those of today. Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered "world of feeling" that he finds in books is first tested vicariously by the anarchy of the Herzes' struggles with responsible adulthood and then by his own eager love affairs. Driven by the desire to live seriously and act generously, Gabe meets an impassable test in the person of Martha Reganhart, a spirited, outspoken, divorced mother of two, a formidable woman who, according to critic James Atlas, is masterfully portrayed with "depth and resonance." The complex liason between Gabe and Martha and Gabe's moral enthusiasm for the trials of others are at the heart of this tragically comic work.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780679764175
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 768d0085-82bc-3b5f-173f-913518bd7c1f
Grouping Title letting go
Grouping Author roth philip
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-22 04:18:06AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-16 04:29:05AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Roth, Philip.
author_display Roth, Philip
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 768d0085-82bc-3b5f-173f-913518bd7c1f
isbn 9780679764175
item_details ils:.b10071714|.i18152636|Main|Fiction Roth, P|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-11-16T11:29:05.339Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe Fiction Roth, P
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9780679764175
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:.b10071714|Book|Books|1st Vintage international ed.|English|Vintage Books,|1997.|630 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10071714 .i18152636 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet College teachers -- Fiction, Jewish fiction, Jewish men -- Fiction, Jews -- United States -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
title_display Letting go
title_full Letting go / Philip Roth
title_short Letting go
topic_facet College teachers, Jewish men, Jews