Exit Ghost | by Philip Roth | R. B. Kitaj

Exit Ghost | by Philip Roth | R. B. Kitaj


By Philip Roth
Note by Andrew Hoyem
With 16 illustrations by R. B. Kitaj

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The title comes from a stage direction in the first act of Hamlet, when his father’s ghost refuses to answer questions and then disappears. The novel’s protagonist Nathan Zuckerman, elderly and debilitated by prostate surgery, is also leaving the stage.

Although Philip Roth died in May 2018 before production of this edition was underway, it was understood that the illustrations would be chosen from the work of his old friend, R. B. Kitaj. Details from thirteen paintings are reproduced in color and were chosen for their resonance with themes in the novel.

Production Details

  • Edition of 275 numbered copies for sale

  • Large octavo, 9-3/4 by 7 inches, 290 pages

  • Bound in full gray cloth, in slipcase

  • Arion Press publication #113, 2018

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