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  • 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...

  • Patrimonyby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Patrimony , a true story, touches the emotions as strongly a anything Philip Roth has ever written. Philip Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father - famous for his vigour, his charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollection - battles with the brain tumour that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety and dread, accompanies his father... more...

  • Nemesisby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    Summer, 1944. In the 'stifling heat of equatorial Newark', a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, life-long disability, even death. Vigorous, decent, twenty-three year old playground director Bucky Cantor is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes... more...

  • The Breastby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    David Kepesh wakes up one morning in the hospital, mysteriously altered. Through an endocrinopathic catastrophe of unprecedented proportions, he has been transformed into a 155-pound human female breast. Railing at the incomprehensible, he uses his intelligence to deny and resist the thing he has become. Ultimately, he must accept his fate. Philip... more...

  • The Counterlifeby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's most radical work of fiction.   The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives... more...

  • The Factsby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels have been to, and how far from, autobiography. more...

  • The Great American Novelby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history -- because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot... more...