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Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth( Book )

344 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 5,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with Saul Bellow's Herzog, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint defined Jewish American literature in the 1960s. Roth's masterpiece takes place on the couch of a psychoanalyst, an appropriate jumping-off place for an insanely comical novel about the Jewish American experience. Roth has written several great books--Goodbye, Columbus and When She Was Good among them, but it is perhaps Portnoy's Complaint for which he is best known
The plot against America by Philip Roth( Book )

98 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest of Europe and whose virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family-and for a million such families all over the country-during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst
Goodbye, Columbus and five short stories by Philip Roth( Book )

254 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 20 languages and held by 4,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Radcliffe girl and a Rutgers boy learn about love in Goodbye, Columbus
The human stain by Philip Roth( Book )

133 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 18 languages and held by 4,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public
American pastoral by Philip Roth( Book )

108 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary man finds that his life has been made extraordinary by the catastrophic intrusion of history when, in 1968 his adored daughter plants a bomb that kills a stranger, hurling her father out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk
Everyman by Philip Roth( Book )

96 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 4,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A successful commercial artist with a New York ad agency, he is the father of two sons from a first marriage who despise him and a daughter from a second marriage who adores him, He is the beloved brother of a good man whose physical well-being comes to arouse his bitter envy, and he is the lonely ex-husband of three very different women with whom he's made a mess of marriage. In the end he is a man who has become what he does not want to be." From the bookjacket
Nemesis by Philip Roth( Book )

84 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roth's "Nemesis" is the story of a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family-oriented Newark community and its children
Indignation by Philip Roth( Book )

96 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 3,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual? It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad--mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.--From publisher's description
Exit ghost by Philip Roth( Book )

76 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 3,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 11 years of isolation in his New England mountain refuge, Zuckerman returns to New York City and makes three important connections that threaten his carefully protected sense of isolation
The humbling by Philip Roth( Book )

64 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything is over for Simon Axler, an American stage actor in his sixties, who lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance.When he goes onstage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away. Into this shattering account of inexplicable and terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of unusual erotic desire, a consolation for a bereft life so risky and aberrant that it points not toward comfort and gratification but to a yet darker and more shocking end
The ghost writer by Philip Roth( Book )

107 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E.I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress. Zuckerman, with his active, youthful imagination, wonders if she could be the paradigmatic victim of Nazi persecution. If she were, it might change his life. --From publisher description
The counterlife by Philip Roth( Book )

91 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, ranging from a quiet suburban New Jersey dentist to a genteel Englishwoman and an Israeli settlement leader
The great American novel by Philip Roth( Book )

80 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel narrated by octogenarian ex-sportswriter Word Smith, who plans to write the "Great American Novel" and also to tell the tragic and hilarious story of the Ruppert Mundys - the only homeless baseball team ever to play in the big league, who have disappeared from all official histories
The professor of desire by Philip Roth( Book )

103 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Kapesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possiblities
Sabbath's theater by Philip Roth( Book )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of an old man who lives for sex. He is Morris Sabbath, 64, a New York puppeteer who made his name with lewd performances. Feeling death approaching, he relives his many amorous adventures in graphic detail. By the author of Portnoy's Complaint
My life as a man by Philip Roth( Book )

101 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three stories: an autobiographical narrative told by the author Peter Tarnopol and two of Peter's stories, "Useful Fictions."
Zuckerman unbound by Philip Roth( Book )

90 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuckerman, dogged by personal neuroses and ill-health, has to contend with a tough television celebrity, who accuses him of plagiarising his personal life, whilst watching his father's terminal illness move towards its sad conclusion
When she was good by Philip Roth( Book )

90 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease. When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform the men around her, even if that ultimately means destroying herself in the process. With his unerring portraits of Lucy and her hapless, childlike husband, Roy, Roth has created an uncompromising work of fictional realism, a vision of provincial American piety, yearning, and discontent that is at once pitiless and compassionate. From the Trade Paperback edition
The dying animal by Philip Roth( Book )

98 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Kepesh is white-haired and over sixty, an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college, when he meets Consuela Castillo, a decorous, well-mannered student of twenty-four, the daughter of wealthy Cuban exiles, who promptly puts his life into erotic disorder." "Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, when he left his wife and child, Kepesh has experimented with living what he calls an "emancipated manhood," beyond the reach of family or a mate. Over the years he has refined that exuberant decade of protest and license into an orderly life in which he is both unimpeded in the world of eros and studiously devoted to his aesthetic pursuits. But the youth and beauty of Consuela, "a masterpiece of volupte," undo him completely, and a maddening sexual possessiveness tranports him to the depths of deforming jealousy. The carefree erotic adventure evolves, over eight years, into a story of grim loss."--Jacket
I married a communist by Philip Roth( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the McCarthy era, a wife revenges herself on her husband by denouncing him as a Communist. It happens to Iron Rinn, a radio commentator, after he told her he did not want her daughter in the house
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The plot against America
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Rot, Filip.

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Roth, Philip Milton.

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Rots, Filips 1933-

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Рот, Филип

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