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  • Indignationby Philip Roth

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.78

    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 College. And why is he here and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the... more...

  • The Human Stainby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town an ageing classics professor, Coleman Silk is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real ruth about Silk would astonish even his most virulent accuser.... more...

  • The Human Stainby Philip Roth

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 15.95

    "The Human Stain" provides one of the most provocative explorations of race and rage in American literature. Christian Science Monitor Mr. Roth does a beautifully nuanced job...by turns, unnerving, hilarious and sad. The New York Times With…THE HUMAN STAIN, Philip Roth, the great autobiographer, has transformed himself into Philip Roth, the... more...

  • Our Gangby Philip Roth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    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 severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn?t have a problem with killing unarmed... more...

  • Portnoy's Complaintby Philip Roth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are plentiful; as a consequence of the patient's "morality," however,... more...

  • When She Was Goodby Philip Roth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever... more...

  • Letting Goby Philip Roth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Letting Go is Roth's first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus , when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa city, Letting Go presents as brilliant a fictional portrait as we have of a mid-century America defined by social and ethical constraints and by moral compulsions conspicuously different from... more...

  • Portnoy's Complaintby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Portnoy's Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933-)] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are plentiful; as a consequence of the patient's "morality,"... more...

  • Exit Ghostby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.78

    Like Rip Van Winkle returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before. Walking the streets like a revenant, he quickly makes three connections that explode his carefully protected solitude. One is with a young couple with whom, in a rash moment, he offers to swap... more...

  • Sabbath's Theaterby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.78

    Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress, Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical... more...