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

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American Pastoral Synopsis

'A tragedy of classical proportions...a magnificent novel' The Times Discover the Pulitzer-prize winning novel that confirmed Philip Roth as one of the greatest American writers. 'Swede' Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, lucrative business, sporting prowess and good looks. He is the embodiment of thriving, post-war America, land of liberty and hope. Until one sunny day in 1968, when Swede's daughter, Merry, commits an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism and the Levov family is plunged into mayhem. Extraordinarily nuanced and poignant, American Pastoral is the first in an eloquent trilogy of post-war American novels that still resonates today. _________________ PRAISE FOR AMERICAN PASTORAL: 'Angry, grieving, witty, acute' Sunday Times 'A profound and personal meditation on the changes in the American psyche over the last fifty years' Financial Times 'A momentous novel' Observer 'Utterly tragic and compelling' Tatler

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781784875541
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Philip Roth Press Reviews

'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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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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