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The Great American Novel (Fint First Edition)

Roth, Philip.

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ISBN 10: 0805017348 / ISBN 13: 9780805017342
Published by Holt, 1973
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Holt, 1973. First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A nice tight copy. It would be difficult to find a fresher copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 2107

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Title: The Great American Novel (Fint First Edition...

Publisher: Holt

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman John Baal, “The Babe Ruth of the Big House,” who never hit a homerun sober. If you’ve never heard of them ― or of the Ruppert Mundy’s, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history ― it’s because of the Communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory. In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Philip Roth turns baseball’s status as national pastime and myth into the occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism, perfidy, ebullient wordplay, and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee. "Roth is better than he's ever been before....The prose is electric." - The Atlantic

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"Shameless comic extravagance.... Roth gleefully exploits our readiness to let baseball stand for America itself." —The New York Times

"Roth invents baseball anew, as pure slapstick.... An awesome performance." —The New Republic

"Roth is better than he's ever been before.... The prose is electric." —The Atlantic

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