John Barth's Copy of Roth's The Humbling; Signed by Both

  • The Humbling.
  • The Humbling.
  • The Humbling.
  • The Humbling.

The Humbling.

$450.00

Item Number: 102991

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

First edition of Roth’s 30th book, concerning “an aging stage actor whose empty life is altered by a ‘counterplot of unusual erotic desire’.” Octavo, original boards. From the library of fellow novelist John Barth, with his signature to the half-title page. Barth won the National Book Award in fiction for his novel Chimera. Boldly signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.

It is the basis for the 2014 filmdirected by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, starring Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Kyra Sedgwick.

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