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Philip Roth: Nemeses: Everyman/Indignation/The Humbling/Nemesis
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Philip Roth: Nemeses: Everyman/Indignation/The Humbling/Nemesis

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

What kind of choices fatally shape a life? How does the individual withstand the onslaught of circumstance? These are the dark questions that animate Nemeses, the quartet of thematically related short novels that are published...

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Philip Roth: Novels 1967-1972
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Philip Roth: Novels 1967-1972

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

Volume 2 in what will be the definitive 8-volume collector's edition of Philip Roth's fiction includes Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang, When She Was Good, and The Breast.

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Philip Roth: Novels and Stories 1959-1962
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Philip Roth: Novels and Stories 1959-1962

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

Here for the first time in an authoritative two-volume reader's edition are the fresh social observations contained within Roth's six books: Goodbye Columbus, Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang, and ...

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Philip Roth: Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue 1979-1985
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Philip Roth: Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue 1979-1985

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

This fourth volume of The Library of America's definitive edition of Roth's collected works presents four novels that recount the story of budding American writer Nathan Zuckerman. Includes The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound,...

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Philip Roth: Novels 2001-2007: The Dying Animal / The Plot Against America / Exit Ghost (Library of America #236)
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Philip Roth: Novels 2001-2007: The Dying Animal / The Plot Against America / Exit Ghost (Library of America #236)

Philip Roth, Ross Miller

The definitive Philip Roth edition continues with three novels written in his late sixties and early seventies. The Dying Animal (2001) marks the final return of David Kepesh from The Breast (1972) and The Professor of...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Hermione Lee

A study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. Setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, it explores the...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

Hermione Lee

A study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. Setting the novelist's work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, it explores the...

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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth
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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth

Claudia Franziska Bruhwiler

Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, specifically, the work of Philip Roth can help readers understand the ways in which individuals develop their political identity, learn to...

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The Major Phases of Philip Roth
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The Major Phases of Philip Roth

David Gooblar

Contains an account and reflection on each diverse stage of Philip Roth's fifty-year career. This book confronts his diversity by accounting for each stage of Rothian preoccupation, from the comedy and seriousness to the Judaism...

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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth
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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth

Timothy Parrish

The most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available for students, scholars and readers of Roth.

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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth
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The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth

Timothy Parrish

The most comprehensive and up-to-date overview available for students, scholars and readers of Roth.

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The Major Phases of Philip Roth
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The Major Phases of Philip Roth

David Gooblar

Includes an account and reflection on each diverse stage of Philip Roth's fifty-year career. This book confronts his diversity by accounting for each stage of Rothian preoccupation, from the comedy and seriousness to the Judaism...

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Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

David Brauner

A study of one of the most important contemporary American novelist, Philip Roth. This book offers a view of Roth as an intellectually adventurous and stylistically brilliant writer who constantly reinvents himself in surprising...

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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth
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Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth

Elaine B. Safer

Explores the comic device, used by the author to satirize his times, the Jewish community, and himself.

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The Dying Animal
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The Dying Animal

Philip Roth

David Kepesh, white haired and over sixty, is an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college. He meets Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student of twenty-four, who promptly puts his life into erotic...

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The Great American Novel
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The Great American Novel

Philip Roth

Gill Gamesh, John Baal, Rupert Mundys: If you've never heard of them, it's because of the Communist plot, and the capitalist scandal, that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory. This novel turns baseball's status...

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Everyman
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Everyman

Philip Roth

Intended to be the personification of mankind, this work traces from the author's first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers. It is a human story of the regret and loss and stoicism of...

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The Ghost Writer
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The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth

Introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his...

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The Breast
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The Breast

Philip Roth

Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of this fantasy has become a 155-pound female...

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Nemesis
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Nemesis

Philip Roth

It's Summer, 1944. In the 'stifling heat of equatorial Newark', a terrifying epidemic is raging. Vigorous, decent, twenty-three year old playground director Bucky Cantor is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself...

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Indignation
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Indignation

Philip Roth

It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg...

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My Life as a Man
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My Life as a Man

Philip Roth

A young novelist's obsession with proving his manhood is transferred to his fiction and echoed in his tempestuous marriage.

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Portnoy's Complaint
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Portnoy’s Complaint

Philip Roth

A story that tells about the confession of Alexander Portnoy who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.

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American Pastoral
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American Pastoral

Philip Roth

Seymour Levov, a devoted family man and inheritor of his father's factory, comes of age in thriving post-war America. His daughter Merry is the apple of his eye until America begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s, and Merry...

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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America
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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America

Debra Shostak, David Brauner, Dean J. Franco, Jennifer Glaser, Andrew Gordon

A collection of essays on Philip Roth offering critical readings and assessments of texts. It illuminates Roth's multilayered perceptions of twentieth-century America as a place, a culture, and an idea that shapes its inhabitants...

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The Prague Orgy
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The Prague Orgy

Philip Roth

Nathan Zuckerman is visiting Prague, where intellectuals come searching for Kafta, where misfits who don't submit decently to their misfortunes act out a comedy of manners in decadence. Here Zuckerman meets Olga, and brings home...

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American Pastoral: Vintage 21
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American Pastoral: Vintage 21

Philip Roth

Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, grows up in the booming post-war years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old...

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Deception
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Deception

Philip Roth

A famous writer and his mistress meet in a room without a bed. They talk, they play games with each other, they have sex, they tell lies. This work since Complaint , explores adultery and the unmasking of illicit lovers in a...

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Novels and Other Narratives 1986-1991
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Novels and Other Narratives 1986-1991

Philip Roth

This fourth volume of The Library of America's definitive
edition of Roth's collected works presents four novels that recount
the story of budding American writer Nathan Zuckerman. Includes
"The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound,...

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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America
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Philip Roth: American Pastoral, the Human Stain, the Plot Against America

Debra Shostak, David Brauner, Dean J. Franco, Jennifer Glaser, Andrew Gordon

Philip Roth has without doubt been one of the most important writers of fiction in the United States during the latter part of the twentieth century. This title collects essays by noted Roth scholars on three essential novels...

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Imagination in Transit: Fiction of Philip Roth
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Imagination in Transit: Fiction of Philip Roth

Stephen Wade

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A Writer at Work
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A Writer at Work

Philip Roth, Volker Hage

* This is a rare collection of interviews with Philip Roth and portraits of the man and his work. * In a clear and direct way, Roth speaks openly about his views on a wide range of topics, from US politics and American culture to...

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Philip Roth Considered: The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer
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Philip Roth Considered: The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer

Steven Milowitz

This book comprehensively surveys Roth's works, focusing on the thematic unity, which binds them together: the memory of the Holocaust and the altered universe born of that memory.

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Philip Roth, Dick Hill

Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist. He is one of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent and his assurance. Into this shattering account of...

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Philip Roth, Dick Hill

A haunting, incisive and honest new work of fiction from a legendary writer, told with Roth's inimitable urgency, bravura, and gravity, that strips off all the ways in which we persuade ourselves of our solidity.

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Pastoral Americana
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Pastoral Americana

Philip Roth, Jordi Fibla

Seymour Levov es el modelo a seguir por todos los muchachos judios de New Jersey, es un gran atleta y mejor hijo, y es el solido heredero de la fabrica de guantes que su padre levanto desde la nada. Seymour ha rebasado la mitad...

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The Human Stain
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The Human Stain

Philip Roth

Set in 1998, with the backdrop of the impeachment of a president, this book shows us an America where conflicting moralities and ideological divisions result in public denunciations and houndings, and where innocence is not always...

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Letting Go
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Letting Go

Philip Roth

Newly discharged from the Korean War, Gabe Wallach struggles to live seriously and act generously. The reader will find acclaimed author Philip Roth's fictional study of 1950's American morals and social mores far different from...

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Our Gang
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Our Gang

Philip Roth

A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth's brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon. In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the...

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Operation Shylock: A Confession
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Operation Shylock: A Confession

Philip Roth

Phillip Roth confronts his double, an imposter whose self-appointed task is to lead the jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the 'real' Philip Roth. This work is at once a spy story,...

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The Great American Novel
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The Great American Novel

Philip Roth

Now that whaling is banned and the Mississippi is a tourist attraction, the subject for anything resembling The Great American Novel could only be baseball. And the author could only be Philip Roth, who in this ribald, wickedly...

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I Married a Communist
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I Married a Communist

Philip Roth

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Pastoral tells of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big-time 1940s radio star, who is destroyed, as both a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s.

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Philip Roth

Everything is over for Simon Axler, the protagonist of Roth's startling new book. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his 60s, Axler has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance.

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The Dying Animal
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The Dying Animal

Philip Roth

Freed from the Bastille of convention, an aging aesthete's encounter with female beauty turns tragic in an erotic novel of startling candor. David Kepesh's carefree adventure with Consuela Castillo turns into a maddening sexual...

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Patrimony: a True Story
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Patrimony: a True Story

Philip Roth

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Philip Roth

Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent and his assurance. When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic and looks like...

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Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography
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Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography

Philip Roth

The Facts is an unconventional autobiography. Roth concentrates on five episodes from his life: his secure city childhood in the 1930s and '40s; his education in American life at a conventional college; his passionate...

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The Professor of Desire
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The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth

David Kepesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities. Temptation comes to him in both its ordinary and spectacular forms. This...

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