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Truth Comes in Blows a Memoir

by Ted Solotaroff

  • ISBN: 9780393320503
  • ISBN10: 0393320502

Truth Comes in Blows a Memoir

by Ted Solotaroff

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 05/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780393320503
  • ISBN10: 0393320502
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Description: Truth Comes in Blows is renowned editor and critic Ted Solotaroff's prize-winning account of a coming of age at once quintessentially American and especially vexed. Planted between Ted and a normal boyhood was Ben Solotaroff, as hard a father to placate, defy, and finally accept as can be found in the annals of the American memoir. Tough, bullying, seductive, Ben Solotaroff was a self-made man -- "almost all ego and almost no conscience" -- who made a success of his glass business and a wasteland of his home life. Against a crystalline view of American life in the 1930s and '40s, Truth Comes in Blows places its classic themes -- the ambivalent love of a son for his victimized mother, the romance of post-immigrant Jews with middle America, sports and masculinity, the guilty imperatives of breaking away -- and renews them with a candor Philip Roth praised as "not only a literary achievement but a considerable moral achievement as well."
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