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Operation Shylock : a confession

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What if a look-alike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you? In his extraordinary new book, his most ingenious and original work since Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a Moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Spy stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Roth, Philip.
Operation Shylock.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993
(OCoLC)556353066
Named Person: Philip Roth; Philip Roth
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Roth
ISBN: 0671703765 9780671703769
OCLC Number: 27034867
Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, 1994.
Description: 398 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Philip Roth.

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What if a look-alike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you? In his extraordinary new book, his most ingenious and original work since Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a Moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth. Suspenseful, hilarious, hugely impassioned, pulsing with intelligence and narrative energy, Operation Shylock is at once a spy story, a political thriller, a meditation on identity, and a confession. This master novelist has never been more demonically brilliant than in the re-creation of his frightening and mysterious journey through the volatile Middle East. Operation Shylock is Philip Roth's twentieth published book - and perhaps his very best.

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