Philip Roth

The Plot Against America

Added on August 30, 2012

The Plot Against America Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin, U.S.A. 2004 The Plot Against America is an alternative history novel in which antisemitic Charles Lindberg defeats Roosevelt in the 1940 U.S. presidential election. With a wry smile on his face, Roth denied allegations that this book is metaphoric of the George W. Bush presidency. The Plot [...]

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Goodbye, Columbus

Added on March 2, 2012

Goodbye, Columbus Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959 Goodbye, Columbus is Philip Roth’s first work of fiction. It consists of the title work — a short novel — and five short stories. Roth was awarded a Literary Fellowship before this book was published, and it won the National Book Award in 1960. Many reviewers [...]

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Added on May 18, 2011

Indignation Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2008 Indignation is Roth’s 29th novel and the second of his recent series of short novels which began with Everyman. Marcus Messner, the main character of Indignation, is an atheist attending a Christian college. When he refuses to attend chapel services, he is expelled and ultimately sent to [...]

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