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Roth, Philip

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Works: 705 works in 3,624 publications in 26 languages and 123,713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  History  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Interviewer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Director, Editor
Classifications: PS3568.O855, 813.54
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The plot against America by Philip Roth( Book )
92 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,601 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
American pastoral by Philip Roth( Book )
89 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,038 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
The human stain by Philip Roth( Book )
59 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,931 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
Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth( Book )
138 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,664 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
Everyman by Philip Roth( Book )
68 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,591 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
Indignation by Philip Roth( Book )
64 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,995 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 yearon 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 withfear 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
Nemesis by Philip Roth( Book )
37 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,877 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
The counterlife by Philip Roth( Book )
63 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,849 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 )
87 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,797 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
My life as a man by Philip Roth( Book )
79 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,611 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 )
103 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,498 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
The ghost writer by Philip Roth( Book )
31 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,497 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 )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,353 libraries worldwide
What happens when all the ways that we convince ourselves of our solidity, all our life's performances--talent, love, sex, hope, energy, reputation--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. Into this shattering account of inexplicable and terrifying self-evacuation bursts a counterplot of unusual, all consuming, erotic desire, a consolation for the bereft life so risky and aberrant that it points not toward comfort and gratification but to a darker and more shocking end
Exit ghost by Philip Roth( Book )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,311 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
I married a communist by Philip Roth( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,288 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
Letting go by Philip Roth( Book )
103 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,164 libraries worldwide
Newly discharged from the Korean War army, reeling from his mother's recent death, freed from old attachments and hungrily seeking others, Gabe Wallach is drawn to Paul Herz, a fellow graduate student in literature, and to Libby, Paul's moody, intense wife. The anarchy caused by the Herzes' struggle with responsible adulthood and his own eager love affairs vicariously tests Gabe's desire to be connected to the ordered 'world of feeling' that he finds in books.--from publisher's description
Deception : a novel by Philip Roth( Book )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,161 libraries worldwide
At the center of the novel are Philip and his lover, an Englishwoman compromised by a humiliating marriage, and the conversation that ensues before and after making love
The dying animal by Philip Roth( Book )
54 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,928 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
Our gang : (starring Tricky and his friends) by Philip Roth( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,669 libraries worldwide
A ferocious political satire. Philip Roth's brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon. In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn't have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public
Zuckerman unbound by Philip Roth( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 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
 
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Alternative Names
Filip Ras
Filips Rots
Philip Roth americký romanopisec
Philip Roth Amerikaans schrijver
Philip Roth amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Philip Roth amerikansk författare
Philip Roth amerikansk skribent
Philip Roth écrivain américain
Philip Roth escritor estadounidense de origen judío, conocido sobre todo por sus novelas, aunque también ha escrito cuentos y ensayos
Philip Roth pisarz amerykański
Philip Roth scrittore statunitense
Philip Roth US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Philippus Roth
Rās̱, Fīlīp
Rot, Filip.
Rot, Filip 1933-
Roth, Philip
Roth, Philip 1933-
Roth, Philip Milton.
Roth, Philip Milton 1933-
Rots, Filips 1933-
Rʺut, Bhilip
Φίλιπ Ροθ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας
Рот Ф. 1933-
Рот Ф. М. 1933-
Рот, Филип
Филип Рот
Філіп Рот
פיליפ ראטה
פיליפ רות
רות, פיליפ
רות, פיליפ 1933-
راث، فيليپ
فلپ روتھ
فيليب روث
فیلیپ راث نویسنده آمریکایی
फिलिप राथ
ফিলিপ রথ্‌
ਫਿਲਪ ਰੋਥ
ฟิลิป รอธ
ფილიპ როტი
로드, 필립 1933-
로스, 필립 1933-
로스, 필립 밀턴 1933-
로오드, 필립 1933-
필립 로스
フィリップ・ロス
フィリップロス
ロス, フィリップ
菲利普·罗斯
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