This book offers an exciting study of Philip Roth, a Jewish American novelist, who has re-energized American fiction and redefined its possibilities. The galaxy of the Jewish novelists in America since the Second World War includes luminaries like Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Bernard Malamud and Philip Roth, the most celebrated American writers. These novelists primarily deal with the clash of psychological forces at the pressing points of character, and explore erotic cravings, taboos and inhibitions.
However, Philip Roth turns these into the very topics of his penetrating and perceptive investigation. He assiduously fathoms frustrated yearnings and paralyzed desires, probes the enigmas of sex and scruples, and pursues the relentless search for meanings and solutions in the labyrinth of lost longings, ferocious marital strife, grim inner conflict, turbulent and tortured emotions, libidinal yearnings, love, conflicting moods, repressed wishes and the unconscious. He indefatigably explores the innermost recesses of psyche and truth to unravel its depths and secrets.