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Title:American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1)
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Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0099771810
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Number of Pages:432
Category:Fiction, Classics, Literature, Novels

American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1) by Philip Roth

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In i American Pastoral i Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all the twentieth century s promises of prosperity civic order and domestic bliss Roth s protagonist is 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 triumphant post war America And then one day in Swede s beautiful American luck deserts him .

For Swede s adored daughter Merry has grown from a loving quick witted girl into a sullen fanatical teenager a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk Compulsively readable propelled by sorrow rage and a deep compassion for its characters this is Roth s masterpiece

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b Pulitzer Prize Winner b br br In i American Pastoral i Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all the twentieth century s promises of prosperity civic order and domestic bliss Roth s protagonist is 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 triumphant post war America And then one day in Swede s beautiful American luck deserts him br br For Swede s adored daughter Merry has grown from a loving quick witted girl into a sullen fanatical teenager a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk Compulsively readable propelled by sorrow rage and a deep compassion for its characters this is Roth s masterpiece, b Sabbath s Theater b is a comic creation of epic proportions and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer Sabbath at sixty four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous But after the death of his long time mistress an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring surpassed even his own 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 disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction, This may be alternative history but it is chillingly and convincingly realistic in its portrayal The reader watches horrified yet totally absorbed as America spirals down the path toward fascism br br When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 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 virulent anti Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty br br What then 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, Winner of the National Book Award br Roth s award winning first book about Neil Klugman Brenda Patimkin and their relationship which tests the boundaries of suspicion social class and love instantly established its author s reputation as a writer of explosive wit merciless insight and a fierce compassion for even the most self deluding of characters