American Pastoral

by Philip Roth

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Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

 

‘A tragedy of classical proportions - a magnificent novel’ The Times

American Pastoral Synopsis

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 Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him. His teenage daughter has become capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, wrenching Swede out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American beserk.

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'A momentous novel' Observer

 

'Full of insight, full of sharp ironic twists, full of wisdom about American idealism, and full of terrific fun...A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years' Financial Times


'Utterly tragic and compelling. It’s one of the greatest modern American novels.' - Tatler

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ISBN: 9780099563198
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099563198
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Philip Roth

In the 1990s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published ...

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