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American Pastoral

Roth, Philip, Silver, Ron

Verlag: Dove Entertainment Inc, 1997
ISBN 10: 0787115045 / ISBN 13: 9780787115043
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Titel: American Pastoral

Verlag: Dove Entertainment Inc

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

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Inhaltsangabe: Revisiting the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s, Philip Roth presents a book about loving--and about hating. Symbolic of turbulent times, the explosion of a bomb in his own bucolic backyard sweeps away the innocence of Swede Levov, along with everything industriously created by his family over three generations in America. Simultaneous hardcover release from Houghton Mifflin. 12 cassettes.

Rezension: 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.

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