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Roth, Philip

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Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth ( Book )
159 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,741 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 )
49 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and held by 4,652 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 )
229 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 4,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Radcliffe girl and a Rutgers boy learn about love in Goodbye, Columbus
The human stain by Philip Roth ( Book )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 4,047 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 )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic impact of the Vietnam War on a relationship between father and daughter. The father is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter. By the author of Sabbath's Theater
Nemesis by Philip Roth ( Book )
69 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,794 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
Everyman by Philip Roth ( Book )
50 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,709 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
Zuckerman unbound by Philip Roth ( Book )
85 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,650 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
Indignation by Philip Roth ( Book )
55 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,488 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 )
51 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After eleven years of solitude working on his New England mountain as a writer, Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York to confront a turbulent city in the wake of September 11, as well as the aging Amy Bellette, one-time muse to his first literary hero, E.I. Lonoff
The ghost writer by Philip Roth ( Book )
76 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,263 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 humbling by Philip Roth ( Book )
30 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens when all the ways that we convince ourselves of our solidity, all our life's performances are stripped off? Simon Axler, one of the leading American stage actors of his generation, is about to find out. Now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His wife has gone, his audience has left him, his agent can't persuade him to make a comeback. Consumed by an erotic desire, he plunges into a darker and more shocking end
The counterlife by Philip Roth ( Book )
52 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 2,884 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 )
69 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,833 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
Sabbath's theater by Philip Roth ( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,797 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
The professor of desire by Philip Roth ( Book )
59 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,671 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
My life as a man by Philip Roth ( Book )
59 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains three stories: an autobiographical narrative told by the author Peter Tarnopol and two of Peter's stories, "Useful Fictions."
When she was good by Philip Roth ( Book )
71 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,510 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
I married a communist by Philip Roth ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 2,331 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
Our gang : (starring Tricky and his friends) by Philip Roth ( Book )
57 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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Alternative Names
Rās̱, Fīlīp
Rot, Filip.
Rot, Filip 1933-
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Roth, Philip Milton.
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Rots, Filips 1933-
Rʺut, Bhilip
Рот, Филип
רות, פיליפ
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