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Novels 1967–1972: When She Was Good / Portnoy’s Complaint / Our Gang / The Breast

Novels 1967–1972: When She Was Good / Portnoy’s Complaint / Our Gang / The Breast

2005 ·
·3.83·156 Ratings ·0 Pages
“ So many books, so little time. ” ― Frank Zappa
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  • Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories / Letting Go

    ·4.03·339 Ratings
    "The title novella, Goodbye, Columbus, the story of a summer romance between a poor young man from Newark and a rich Radcliffe co-ed, is both a tightly wrought tale of youthful desire and a satiric gem that takes aim at the comfortable affluence of the po
  • Herzog

    ·3.78·15,526 Ratings
    This is the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, mourner, and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegrates around him - he has failed as a writer and teacher, as a father, and has lost the affection of his wife to his best friend - Herzog
  • Sabbath's Theater

    ·3.85·6,436 Ratings
    Winner of the National Book Award for FictionSabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. At sixty-four Sabbath is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous; sex is an obsession and a
  • The Counterlife

    ·3.9·2,977 Ratings
    The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted uncea
  • Operation Shylock: A Confession

    ·3.76·2,927 Ratings
    What if a lookalike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you?In this tour de force of fact and fiction, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip Roth. Because someone with that name has be
  • The Anatomy Lesson

    ·3.65·1,969 Ratings
    At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction - pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now, hi
  • The Great American Novel

    ·3.65·1,657 Ratings
    In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that inc
  • Letting Go

    ·3.67·1,027 Ratings
    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
  • Reading Myself and Others

    ·3.76·281 Ratings
    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
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