The Humbling

by Philip Roth


The Humbling | 9780099535652 | Philip Roth

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:02/09/2010 by Vintage Publishing


Simon Axler is one of America’s leading classical stage actors, but his talent – his magic – has deserted him. All the spontaneity and unthinking impulsiveness that made him great has been replaced by a paralysing self-consciousness. Overwhelmed, Axler’s wife promptly leaves him, and Axler checks into a psychiatric hospital. It is only when he begins an affair with Pegeen – formerly a lesbian of 17 years – that Axler’s regeneration (and then his final catastrophe) can begin.