Title Profile & Character Information

Portrait of a Novel

Annotation
Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeFinalist for National Book Critics Circle Award: BiographyOne of the Best Books of 2012: The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, Boston PhoenixA revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel.

GenreNonFiction
Literary
Biography
TopicsWriters
Books and reading
Literary life
Literary critics
American literature