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Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth( Book )

221 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with Saul Bellow's Herzog, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint defined Jewish American literature in the 1960s. Roth's masterpiece takes place on the couch of a psychoanalyst, an appropriate jumping-off place for an insanely comical novel about the Jewish American experience. Roth has written several great books--Goodbye, Columbus and When She Was Good among them, but it is perhaps Portnoy's Complaint for which he is best known
The plot against America by Philip Roth( Book )

91 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest of Europe and whose virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family-and for a million such families all over the country-during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst
American pastoral by Philip Roth( Book )

98 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 4,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic impact of the Vietnam War on a relationship between father and daughter. The father is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter. By the author of Sabbath's Theater
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories by Philip Roth( Book )

150 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Radcliffe girl and a Rutgers boy learn about love in Goodbye, Columbus
The human stain by Philip Roth( Book )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public
Exit ghost by Philip Roth( Book )

63 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 11 years ago. Alone on his New England mountain, Nathan has been nothing but a writer: no voices, no media, no terrorist threats, no women, no news, no tasks other than his work and the enduring of old age
Indignation by Philip Roth( Book )

64 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a studious young man from Newark, New Jersey, escapes his butcher father's fears about the potential dangers facing his beloved son, by attending college at Ohio's pastoral, conservative Winesburg College
Everyman by Philip Roth( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of Philip Roth's Everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers and into old age, where he is stalked by his own physical woes
Nemesis by Philip Roth( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roth's "Nemesis" is the story of a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children
The counterlife by Philip Roth( Book )

63 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, ranging from a quiet suburban New Jersey dentist to a genteel Englishwoman and an Israeli settlement leader
The great American novel by Philip Roth( Book )

87 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel narrated by octogenarian ex-sportswriter Word Smith, who plans to write the "Great American Novel" and also to tell the tragic and hilarious story of the Ruppert Mundys - the only homeless baseball team ever to play in the big league, who have disappeared from all official histories
The professor of desire by Philip Roth( Book )

78 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Kapesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possiblities
Sabbath's theater by Philip Roth( Book )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of an old man who lives for sex. He is Morris Sabbath, 64, a New York puppeteer who made his name with lewd performances. Feeling death approaching, he relives his many amorous adventures in graphic detail. By the author of Portnoy's Complaint
The ghost writer by Philip Roth( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E.I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life. --From publisher description
When she was good by Philip Roth( Book )

103 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate
The humbling by Philip Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when all the ways that we convince ourselves of our solidity, all our life's performances--talent, love, sex, hope, energy, reputation--are stripped off? Simon Axler, one of the leading American stage actors of his generation, is about to find out. Now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His wife has gone, his audience has left him, his agent can't persuade him to make a comeback. Into this shattering account of inexplicable and terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of unusual, all consuming, erotic desire, a consolation for the bereft life so risky and aberrant that it points not toward comfort and gratification but to a darker and more shocking end
I married a communist by Philip Roth( Book )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the McCarthy era, a wife revenges herself on her husband by denouncing him as a Communist. It happens to Iron Rinn, a radio commentator, after he told her he did not want her daughter in the house
Letting go by Philip Roth( Book )

102 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. The anarchy caused by the Herzes' struggle with responsible adulthood and his own eager love affairs vicariously tests Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered 'world of feeling' that he finds in books.--from publisher's description
Deception : a novel by Philip Roth( Book )

56 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the novel are Philip and his lover, an Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage, and the conversation that ensues before and after making love
Operation Shylock : a confession by Philip Roth( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvbiografisk roman, der tager udgangspunkt i forfatterens møde med sin dobbeltgænger i Jerusalem, hvilket fører til et både indre og ydre opgør med hans liv som jøde og med staten Israel
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The plot against America
Alternative Names
Filip Ras

Filips Rots

Philip Roth americký romanopisec

Philip Roth Amerikaans schrijver

Philip Roth amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Philip Roth amerikansk författare

Philip Roth amerikansk skribent

Philip Roth écrivain américain

Philip Roth escritor estadounidense de origen judío, conocido sobre todo por sus novelas, aunque también ha escrito cuentos y ensayos

Philip Roth pisarz amerykański

Philip Roth scrittore statunitense

Philip Roth US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Philippus Roth

Rās̱, Fīlīp

Rot, Filip.

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Roth, Philip Milton.

Roth, Philip Milton 1933-

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Rʺut, Bhilip

Φίλιπ Ροθ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Рот Ф. 1933-

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פיליפ ראטה

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فیلیپ راث نویسنده آمریکایی

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ਫਿਲਪ ਰੋਥ

ฟิลิป รอธ

ფილიპ როტი

로드, 필립 1933-

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The plot against AmericaAmerican pastoralGoodbye, Columbus and five short storiesThe human stainExit ghostIndignationEverymanNemesis