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Roth, Henry

Overview
Works: 107 works in 633 publications in 12 languages and 14,009 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Composer, Other
Classifications: PS3535.O787, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Henry Roth
Call it sleep by Henry Roth( Book )

221 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim, though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty years later did this novel receive the recognition it deserves - and still enjoys. Having sold to date millions of copies worldwide, Call It Sleep is the story of David Schearl, the "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York."--Jacket
Mercy of a rude stream by Henry Roth( Book )

66 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The adventures of a boy named Ira Stigman, and his extended Jewish immigrant family, from the outbreak of World War I through the beginning of the 1920s."--Jacket
An American type : a novel by Henry Roth( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the dire year of 1938, Ira Stigman journeys to the famed artists' colony Yaddo, where he meets a blond, aristocratic pianist whose "calm, Anglo-Saxon radiance" engages him. The conflict with his ghetto Jewish roots forces Ira to set out on an illusionary quest for the promise of the American West
Requiem for Harlem by Henry Roth( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young intellectual stoops to being a kept man in his effort to climb from the slums. Ira Stigman, 21, a college student leaves his family home in 1920s Harlem to move in with Edith Welles, a literature professor. In return, he cares for her when she has an abortion from another affair
A diving rock on the Hudson by Henry Roth( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy contemplates suicide from a diving rock on the Hudson River after being expelled from school for stealing. Ira Stigman has squandered years of sacrifice by his parents, poor Jewish immigrants. Instead of ending his life, however, he decides to start anew, enrolls in another school and goes to university. The setting is New York in the 1920s
Shifting landscape : a composite, 1925-1987 by Henry Roth( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From bondage by Henry Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old Jew looks back on his climb from the slums of New York into the rarefied world of wealth and intellect. He describes a romance with his college professor. By the author of A Diving Rock on the Hudson
Call it sleep by Henry Roth( Recording )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the throngs of anxious immigrants crowding Ellis Island in 1907, the not-so-distant landscape of New York City appears as a golden land of freedom and release. But for one imaginative little boy and one timid young mother who have just made an exhausting passage from Eastern Europe, it offers no refuge from the harshness of life with the sullen, bitter man waiting for them on the pier
Mercy of a rude stream : the complete novels by Henry Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shifting landscape by Henry Roth( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of 31 of Roth's published writings except Call it sleep and Mercy of a rude stream
Die Gnade eines wilden Stroms by Henry Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman psychologique. Roman personnel
The further adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner folks : a novel by Charles Felton Pidgin( Book )

3 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stand pat, or, Poker stories from the Mississippi by David A Curtis( Book )

3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American type : a novel by Henry Roth( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered posthumously, this final novel by the author of the greatest American immigrant novel, Call It Sleep, reintroduces us to its protagonist, Roth's alter ego, Ira, who abandons his controlling lover, Edith, in favor of a blond, aristocratic pianist at Yaddo. The ensuing conflict between his Jewish ghetto roots and his high-flown, writerly aspirations forces Ira to abandon his family temporarily for the sun-soaked promise of the American West. Fast-paced but wrenching, set against a backdrop of crumbling piers, bedbug-infested SROs, and skyscrapers in glimmering Manhattan and seedy L.A., An American Type is perhaps the last firsthand testament of the Depression, as well as a universal statement about the constant reinvention of American identity and the transcendence of love
Mercy of a rude stream by Henry Roth( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romancyklus om en jødisk immigrants families skæbne i New York
Ein schwimmender Fels am Ufer des Hudson by Henry Roth( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique. Roman personnel
À la merci d'un courant violent by Henry Roth( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercy of a rude stream by Henry Roth( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romancyklus om en jødisk immigrants families skæbne i New York
Requiem per Harlem by Henry Roth( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique. Roman personnel
Just horses by Sewell Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A diving rock on the Hudson
Alternative Names
Henry Roth Amerikaans schrijver (1906-1995)

Henry Roth amerikansk författare

Henry Roth amerikansk skribent

Henry Roth écrivain américain

Henry Roth scrittore statunitense

Henry Roth US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Roth, Henry

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Рот, Генри

הנרי רות'

רות, הנרי

هنری روث نویسنده آمریکایی

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Mercy of a rude streamAn American type : a novelRequiem for HarlemA diving rock on the HudsonFrom bondageMercy of a rude stream : the complete novelsShifting landscapeDie Gnade eines wilden Stroms