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The Kind of Person I am

  • Type: Short Story

The Kind of Person I Am is a short story by American author and Jew, Philip Roth. The story was controversial for its satirical rendering of Jewish culture. - AsNotedIn

Writer goes to a party & meets a girl who, after one look at him proceeds to correctly analyze his habits & tastes. He is amazed, but finally decides that, with a little contrivance, he too might be able to do it. He realizes that if you say: "You're the kind of person who doesn't live in a split-level house, eh? " it means just as much as "You're the kind who lives in a split-level house."
Philip Roth, The Kind of Person I Am

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1958/11/21 Philip Roth Author Philip Roth's "The Kind of Person I Am" is accepted at The New Yorker.
1958/11/29 The New Yorker Publisher "The Kind of Person I am" by Philip Roth is published in The New Yorker.

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Particulars for The Kind of Person I am:
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Cultural Affiliation Jewish Ethnoreligious group decedent from the Israelites and Hebrews of historical Israel and Judah
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Narrative Arts Satire the use of humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity, hypocrisy or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: English

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