9780375701429

American Pastoral

ISBN 10: 0375701427 / 0-375-70142-7
ISBN 13: 9780375701429
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"Dazzling...a wrenching, compassionate, intelligent novel...gorgeous." --Boston Globe"As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our centurys promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roths protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his fathers glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swedes beautiful American luck deserts him.For Swedes 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 longer-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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"One of Roth's most powerful novels ever, a big, rough-hewn work built on a grand design, a book that is as moving, generous, and ambitious as his last novel, 'Sabbath's Theatre', was sour, solipsistic, and narrow."

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 04/15/1997

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"The mixture of rage and elegy in the book is remarkable, and you have only to pause over the prose to feel how beautifully it is elaborated, to see that Mr. Roth didn't entirely abandon Henry James after all."

Michael Wood, New York Times Book Review, 04/20/1997

 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 132 mm. Brand New Book. 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 postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizens, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American s rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful inside the beloved hundred-and-seventy-year-old stone farmhouse, in rural Old Rimrock, where he lives with his pretty wife - the college sweetheart who was Miss New Jersey of 1949 - and the lively, precocious daughter who is the apple of his eye. The apple of his eye, that is, until she grows up to be a revolutionary terrorist bent on destroying her father s paradise. American Pastoral presents a vivid portrait of how the innocence of Swede Levov is swept away by the times - of how everything industriously created by his family in America over three generations is left in a shambles by the explosion of a bomb in his own bucolic backyard. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780375701429

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 132 mm. Brand New Book. 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 postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizens, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American s rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful inside the beloved hundred-and-seventy-year-old stone farmhouse, in rural Old Rimrock, where he lives with his pretty wife - the college sweetheart who was Miss New Jersey of 1949 - and the lively, precocious daughter who is the apple of his eye. The apple of his eye, that is, until she grows up to be a revolutionary terrorist bent on destroying her father s paradise. American Pastoral presents a vivid portrait of how the innocence of Swede Levov is swept away by the times - of how everything industriously created by his family in America over three generations is left in a shambles by the explosion of a bomb in his own bucolic backyard. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780375701429

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