American Pastoral by Philip Roth is a 1997 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publication. This book doesn’t need much of an analysis from me, especially since so many have voiced such eloquent and poignant reviews of ‘one of the best novels ever written’, and have broken it down and analyzed it in great qualified detail.
And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, American Pastoral gives us Philip Roth at the height of his powers.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He twice won the National Book …
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Roth speaks with another Pulitzer winner, David Remnick (General Nonfiction, 1994), about his upbringing in New Jersey and the thinking that preceded American Pastoral.
Oct 21, 2016 · First, the half-good news about Ewan McGregor’s streamlined screen adaptation of Philip Roth’s 1997 novel, “American Pastoral”: The movie is not a desecration but a severe diminution of a
The protagonist of Roth’s new novel, a magnificent meditation on a pivotal decade in our nation’s history, is in every way different from the profane and sclerotic antihero of Sabbath’s Theater (for w
American Pastoral By Philip Roth. 423 pp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. $26.
American Pastoral by Philip Roth Reviewed by Ted Gioia Sometimes even familiar writers can surprise you. Who would have predicted that Truman Capote, by then a quasi-comic presence on
Hard at the heels of Sabbath’s Theater, and its remarkable whoring hero, the great pretender has, with American Pastoral, produced his second masterpiece within two years.
American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American’s rise and fall–of a strong confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder.
Roth doesn’t circle back to the 90-page preamble featuring Zuckerman, the ending feels arbitrary and the gratifying if bracing payoff that American Pastoral vigorously promises throughout is denied. But, if you want a Philip Roth book that isn’t just another bulletin from his life, this one is that and more.
Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard – a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it.