Out of Newark (1)
2h · Documentary · 1 January 0001
OUT OF NEWARK documentary examines the life and work of the so called "Golden boy of literature", Philip Roth. Roth is America's most distinguished writer and winner of numerous awards for literature. This hard-hitting and realistic film reveals much about the author that has previously not been spoken about, such as his early life, relationship to his parents, family, his psychoanalytical encounters with the famous Dr. Hans Kleinschmidt, his two marriages, early schooling, college years and the controversy he caused. Roth's writing recreates Newark, New Jersey's golden time, uses unusual writing techniques and raises questions regarding fiction and reality. Interviewed are childhood, school friends and scholars who describe the historical period Roth grew up in, his honors, traumas, events that influenced his work and finally his recently announced retirement. This is a fascinating look into the life of a true American icon.
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