American Pastoral
American Pastoral


Philip Roth's 22nd book takes a life-long view of the American experience in this thoughtful investigation of the century's most divisive and explosive of decades, the '60s. Returning again to the voice of his literary alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, Roth is at the top of his form. His prose is carefully controlled yet always fresh and intellectually subtle as he reconstructs the halcyon days, circa World War II, of Seymour "the Swede" Levov, a high school sports hero and all-around Great Guy who wants nothing more than to live in tranquillity. But as the Swede grows older and America crazier, history sweeps his family inexorably into its grip: His own daughter, Merry, commits an unpardonable act of "protest" against the Vietnam war that ultimately severs the Swede from any hope of happiness, family, or spiritual coherence.

Title American Pastoral
Author Philip Roth
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 03 February 1998
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 432 p.
ISBN-10 0375701427
ISBN-13 9780375701429
Publication Date 03 February 1998
Main content page count 432
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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