The character of Tricky presents one of the greatest hypocritical opportunists, an unprincipled self-seeker in this satirical vision of a debased national leadership speaking a language that is designed to make lies sound truthful.
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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang" is Philip Roth's brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon.
In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn't have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public.
"Disturbing, logical...and very funny.... In short, a masterpiece."—The New York Times Book Review
"Perhaps the funniest and most complex exercise in sustained political satire since Animal Farm." — Newsweek
"Outrageously hilarious." —Saturday Review of Books
"Brilliant satire in the real Swift tradition." —Anthony Burgess
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1971. Book Condition: Fair. later printing. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89113065
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002243252
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1971. Book Condition: Good. later printing. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Book has some water damage, but book is still completely readable. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96118612
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Book Description London: Jonathan Cape, 1st printing., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. ISBN: 0224006800 Hardback (8vo) in black cloth; 200 pages. Clean, square, text unmarked; previous owner's name on ffep. DJ in protective mylar wrap. 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3390
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content clean and bright. DJ has edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995151004