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From bondage (Mercy of a Rude Stream #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
After the publication of his first novel, Call It Sleep, at the tender age of 28 in 1934, Henry Roth fell into a writer's block that lasted more than 40 years. He began writing again in the 1970s and Mercy of a Rude Stream, intended to be a six-volume series, is the result. A chronicle of the life of Ira Stigman, the first two volumes, A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park an ...more
397 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1996)
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Cyn
Jan 20, 2013 Cyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
H. Roth was a fascinating man whose writing career was cut short by his inability to address his guilt at incest with his sister and younger niece. For an autobiographical fiction writer whose life is his work, this was nearly the end of his career. However, near his death, Roth churned out volumes of thinly-veiled fictional biography that addresses his "bondage."

From Bondage drags a bit at times, but is written in a meta fictional style with the elder writer (Ira Stigman IS Henry Roth) comment
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Aug 29, 2009 Eoin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fictions
This book is alchemy. The subject and object of it is the difficult beauty of base and terrible things. It lives up to the work's title. Worth it for the conversations with M alone. Worth it as an answer to the question: What would James Joyce write if he grew up Jewish in New York and took on Marcel Proust's task? Worth it. Note: this book is third in the series and ought to be read in context.
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Jun 15, 2011 Gelo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a good book. Would probably haven appreciated it more if I read it in context. This is the third out of four volumes.
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Other Books in the Series

Mercy of a Rude Stream (5 books)
  • A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris (Mercy of a Rude Stream, #1)
  • A Diving Rock on the Hudson (Mercy of a Rude Stream, #2)
  • Requiem for Harlem (Mercy of a Rude Stream, #4)
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