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Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth( Book )

312 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 5,044 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 )

107 editions published between 1942 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 4,736 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 )

116 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,428 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
The human stain by Philip Roth( Book )

133 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 4,175 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
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories by Philip Roth( Book )

214 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

111 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 3,532 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
Everyman by Philip Roth( Book )

106 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret and stoicism. The fate of Roth's everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers, to his old age, when he is rended by observing the deterioration of his contemporaries and his own physical woes. A successful commercial artist with a New York agency, he is the father of two sons from a first marriage who despise him and a daughter from a second marriage who adores him. He is the beloved brother of a good man whose physical well-being comes to arouse his bitter envy, and he is the lonely ex-husband of three very different women with whom he's made a mess of marriage. In the end he is a man who has become what he does not want to be. Everyman takes its title from an anonymous fifteenth-century allegorical play whose theme is the summoming of the linvig of death. -4ème de couv
Indignation by Philip Roth( Book )

110 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual? 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 there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad--mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.--From publisher's description
Zuckerman unbound by Philip Roth( Book )

86 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuckerman, dogged by personal neuroses and ill-health, has to contend with a tough television celebrity, who accuses him of plagiarising his personal life, whilst watching his father's terminal illness move towards its sad conclusion
The ghost writer by Philip Roth( Book )

119 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,232 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
Exit ghost by Philip Roth( Book )

100 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After eleven years of solitude working on his New England mountain as a writer, Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York to confront a turbulent city in the wake of September 11, as well as the aging Amy Bellette, one-time muse to his first literary hero, E.I. Lonoff
The counterlife by Philip Roth( Book )

109 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,966 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 humbling by Philip Roth( Book )

83 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is over for Simon Axler, an American stage actor in his sixties, who lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. When he goes onstage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away. Into this shattering account of inexplicable and terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of unusual erotic desire, a consolation for a bereft life so risky and aberrant that it points not toward comfort and gratification but to a yet darker and more shocking end
The great American novel by Philip Roth( Book )

100 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,744 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
Sabbath's theater by Philip Roth( Book )

80 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,732 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
My life as a man by Philip Roth( Book )

111 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three stories: an autobiographical narrative told by the author Peter Tarnopol and two of Peter's stories, "Useful Fictions."
The professor of desire by Philip Roth( Book )

101 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,573 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 possibilities
When she was good by Philip Roth( Book )

105 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,492 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
I married a communist by Philip Roth( Book )

94 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Ringold, a ditchdigger from Newark, rises to prominence in the 1940s as a radio star and is betrayed by his new wife, silent film star Eve Frame, who reveals his Communist connections during the McCarthy witch hunts of the early 1950s
Letting go by Philip Roth( Book )

122 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,201 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
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The plot against America
The plot against AmericaAmerican pastoralThe human stainGoodbye, Columbus and five short storiesNemesisEverymanIndignationZuckerman unbound
Alternative Names
Filip Ras

Filips Rots

Philip Roth

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

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Rās̱, Fīlīp

Ras, Filip, 1933-2018

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Roth, Philip

Roth, Philip 1933-

Roth, Philip, 1933-2018

Roth Philip Milton

Roth, Philip Milton 1933-

Roth Philip Milton (1933-2018)

Roth, Philippus, 1933-2018

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Rots, Filips, 1933-2018

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Ροθ Φίλιπ (1933-2018)

Φίλιπ Ροθ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Рот Ф

Рот Ф. 1933-2018

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Рот Ф. М. 1933-2018

Рот Филип

Рот, Филип Американский писатель (1933 — 2018)

Филип Рот

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רות, פיליפ

רות, פיליפ 1933-

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فيليب روث

فيليب روث، 1933-

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فیلیپ راث نویسنده آمریکایی

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로스, 필립 밀턴 1933-2018

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