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Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist
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The first deeply researched and sustained biographical treatment of a man who has become recognized as a significant figure in American publishing, transatlantic modernism, and the development of obscenity law.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xxiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxv-xxviii
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  1. 1. 1893–1916: From a Galician Shtetl to Columbia University
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2. 1917–1925: Prelude to an International Protest: A Rising, Pugnacious Man of Letters
  2. pp. 35-62
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  1. 3. 1925–1927: "Damn his Impertinence. Bloody Crook": Roth Publishes Joyce
  2. pp. 63-100
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  1. 4. 1928–1934: Roth Must Live: A Successful Business and its Bankruptcy
  2. pp. 101-130
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  1. 5. 1934: Jews Must Live: "We Meet our Destiny on the Road we take to Avoid it"
  2. pp. 131-158
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  1. 6. 1934–1939: A Stretch in the Federal Penitentiary
  2. pp. 159-188
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  1. 7. 1940–1949: Roth Breaks Parole, Uncovers a Nazi Plot, gives "Dame Post Office" Fits, and Tells his Own Story in Mail-Order Advertising Copy
  2. pp. 189-218
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  1. 8. 1949–1952: Times Square, Peggy Roth, Southern Gothic, Céline, and Nietzsche
  2. pp. 219-244
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  1. 9. 1952–1957: The Windsors, Winchell, Kefauver: Back to Lewisburg
  2. pp. 245-272
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  1. 10. 1958–1974: "It had been a Long Time since Someone Like you had Appeared in the World": Roth Fulfills his Mission
  2. pp. 273-304
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  1. Appendix: Roth Imprints and Business Names
  2. pp. 305-318
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 319-362
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 363-380
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 381-387
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