Naming in Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus
|Francis, William A.
|Philip Roth's novella Goodbye, Columbus is a story of summer love shared by Neil Klugman and Brenda Patimkin. The lovers come from very different worlds, and the differences between the lovers contribute considerably to their breaking up at summer's end. Below the surface of the story Philip Roth weaves a subtle and complex series of motifs, the understanding of which affords the reader insights into the private inner world of Neil. Among the motifs is an onomastic one, the primary focus of this paper, but one that must be considered along with motifs of ironic and mock battles on land and on sea, of sharp-pointed weapons, of giants and dwarfs, and of search and of near discovery.
|Names In Literature
|Onomastics In Literature
|Naming in Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus
|Literary Onomastics Studies
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Literary Onomastics Studies
Literary Onomastics Studies was published from 1974 to 1989 as “the official journal of the proceedings of the annual Conference on Literary Onomastics,” held during those years at SUNY Brockport or in Rochester, New York.