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American Pastoral

Roth, Philip

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, US, 1997
ISBN 10: 0395860210 / ISBN 13: 9780395860212
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Título: American Pastoral

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, US

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition


A very nice copy of the US first edition / first printing, with the full numberline on the copyright page ie 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Set 1n 1960's America, this is a dazzling and important work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Goodbye Columbus' and 'Portnoy's Complaint'. Page edges could be a shade whiter. Tiny amount of shelfwear to the jacket, barely visible now the book is in its (removable) plastic cover. Not price-clipped, and with no inscriptions or marks. N° de ref. de la librería 000765

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Sinopsis: 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. Seymour "Swede" Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory - comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving - and hating - America. It's a book about wanting to belong - and refusing to belong - to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral - a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement - against the indigenous American Berserk.

Críticas: 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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