American Pastoral

by Philip Roth | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by koekiebak of Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on 4/1/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by koekiebak from Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, April 01, 2012
"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 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.

For Swede's adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager—a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longer-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is Roth's masterpiece."

Journal Entry 2 by koekiebak at Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, April 01, 2012
A beautiful book but not an easy read, according to Mr.K.

Journal Entry 3 by koekiebak at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, May 04, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (5/4/2012 UTC) at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Yesterday, at the Dublin City Council!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Found book in the common area of some apartments near Baggot Street, Dublin 4. I probably won't read but will either pass it on to someone who will or leave it somewhere.

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