American Pastoral
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American Pastoral  (English, Paperback, Roth Philip)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099563198, 0099563193
  • Pages: 432
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Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, grows up in the booming post-war years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him. His teenage daughter has become capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, wrenching Swede out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American beserk.
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Imprint
  • Vintage
Publication Year
  • August
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Author Info
  • In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House, and in 2002 received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005, Philip Roth will become the third living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last of the eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.
Dimensions
Width
  • 31 mm
Height
  • 198 mm
Length
  • 130 mm
Depth
  • 1.33 inch
Weight
  • 410 gr
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Amazingly Detailed, fast, angry and unputdownable

I started this book just coz its a pulitzer award winning book but, the way philip roth explains the scenarios, depicts a situation is very vivid and interesting. The complete awe in which the character nathan zuckerman is of swede levov is brilliant. Roth's take on depicting the various human psyches through a perspective is nice. Excellently written.
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Ishan Chaturvedi

Jan, 2013

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Good, but repetitive

I like Roth's style- a lot. And this book is one of his best. But I found myself skimming through some chapters as the material got quite repetitive. Still it is one of those books that must be read- about the American dream gone sour etc.
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Chinmayee Gopal

May, 2012

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Postmodern literateur Philip Roth

If you have a taste and patience for postmodern literature, Philip Roth could be a satiating literary chef for you. His works are not to be eaten and swallowed. They must be chomped and digested and assimilated into the understanding by the reader.
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Shyam Choithani

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Apr, 2012

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