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American pastoral

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, [1998] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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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. Swede Levov is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter Merry has a different dream, to get America out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Novela estadounidense
Pastoral fiction
Novela estadounidense - Siglo XX
Fiction
History
Novela
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roth, Philip.
American pastoral.
New York : Vintage Books, 1998
(OCoLC)648340894
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Roth
ISBN: 0375701427 9780375701429 067653869X 9780676538694
OCLC Number: 37625588
Notes: "Originally published in hard cover in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, in 1997"--Title page verso.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1998.
Description: 423 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Philip Roth.

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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. Swede Levov is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter Merry 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.

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Roth's American Pastoral

by kennethgibson (WorldCat user published 2014-05-23) Excellent Permalink

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral won the Pulitzer Prize for a reason. It is everything an intelligent historical fiction novel should be…plausible, fact-based, multi-layered, and empathetic, among other qualities. Spanning three generations of a New Jersey Jewish family, we see the...
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