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American Pastoral

American Pastoral (out of print)

Author: Philip Roth
Series: Vintage 21
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Swede Levov, a legendary athlete at his Newark high school, grows up in the booming post-war years to marry a former Miss New Jersey, inherit his father's glove factory, and move into a stone house in the idyllic hamlet of Old Rimrock. And then one day in 1968, Swede's beautiful American luck deserts him. His teenage daughter has become capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, wrenching Swede out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American beserk.

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A special celebratory edition to mark the 21st birthday of Vintage books.

Author description

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 received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005, Philip Roth will become the third living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last of the eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099563198
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : July 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philip Roth
  • : 432
  • : 813.54
  • : Revise
  • : Paperback