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American Pastoral
American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century's promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, who grows up in the booming postwar years to marry a former Miss...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375701429
ISBN-10: 0375701427
Publication Date: 2/3/1998
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 145 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 5
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Helpful Score: 6
This is his masterpiece. Roth is the master of exactitude. All the nuances and events are there for a reason. If you've never read Roth, I strongly recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 6
I'll preface this by saying that this is a challenging novel, but if you allow yourself to get pulled in, you will be blown away by its depth. I sympathized with the protagonist as much as I ever have for a fictional character. My only criticism is the ending, which I don't think did this book justice.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought it was a bummer. So many
dynsfunctional people, so little time.
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