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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

    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... 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...

  • The Dying Animalby Philip Roth

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    'This is a vicious, furious book, unapologetically not of this age - it is also horribly funny and unflinchingly honest' New Statesman David Kepesh, white-haired, and now in his sixties, is an eminent cultural critic on NPR radio and a formidable lecturer at a New York college. For years he's been casually, almost habitually, sleeping with the... more...

  • The Breastby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 7.39

    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 Great American Novelby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • The Professor of Desireby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 7.39

    Philip Roth's The Professor of Desire is the story of an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling trying to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities. Temptation comes to him in both ordinary and spectacular forms, and the novel charts the history of his desire from the early years, when he accedes... more...

  • Reading Myself and Othersby Philip Roth

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 7.39

    The interviews, essays, and articles collected here span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world." Here is Roth on himself and his work and the controversies it has engendered. Here too are Roth's writings on the Eastern European writers... more...

  • American Pastoralby Philip Roth

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1997; US$ 13.60

    American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory - comes of age in thriving,... more...