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  • Mendelssohn is on the Roof
    Mendelssohn is on the Roof (Paperback) Jiri Weil, Philip Roth

    Full of dark humour and bitter irony, this moving novel traces the transformation of ordinary lives during the Nazi occupation of Prague. Weil is a neglected master of European literature, and this is one of only two of his novels to be translated into English.

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  • The Human Stain
    The Human Stain (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    'The work of a genius at full throttle' Sunday TelegraphIt is 1998, the year America is plunged into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town a distinguished classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues allege that he is a racist.

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  • The Plot Against America
    The Plot Against America (Paperback) Philip Roth

    When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invades every Jewish household in America. Lindbergh publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany.

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  • Nemesis
    Nemesis (Paperback) Philip Roth

    As polio begins to ravage Bucky's playground - child by helpless child - Roth leads us through every emotion such a pestilence can breed: the fear, the panic, the anger, the bewilderment, the suffering and the pain.

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  • Indignation
    Indignation (Paperback) Philip Roth

    Now a major motion picture starring Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman and Ben Rosenfield, and adapted for the screen by James SchamusDuring the second year of the Korean War in 1951, studious, law-abiding Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College.

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  • Everyman
    Everyman (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for FictionEveryman is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret and stoicism.

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  • The Humbling
    The Humbling (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    Simon Axler is one of America's leading classical stage actors, but his talent - his magic - has deserted him. It is only when he begins an affair with Pegeen - formerly a lesbian of 17 years - that Axler's regeneration (and then his final catastrophe) can begin.

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  • The Plot Against America (Vintage Future)
    The Plot Against America (Vintage Future) (Paperback) Philip Roth

    When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the 33rd president of the United States, he negotiated a...

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  • The Professor Of Desire
    The Professor Of Desire (Paperback) Philip Roth

    As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself as 'a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes' - an identity that will cling to him for a lifetime.

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  • Goodbye, Columbus
    Goodbye, Columbus (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    Winner of the National Book Award for FictionPhilip Roth's prize-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight and humane compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters.

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  • When She Was Good
    When She Was Good (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a terrible disease.When she was still a child, Lucy Nelson had her alcoholic failure of a father thrown in jail. Ever since then she has been trying to reform...

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  • Nemeses
    Nemeses (English, Hardback) Philip Roth

    A single-volume anthology of the author's thematically related short Nemeses stories features protagonists that grapple with universal twists of fate, from a man's lifelong skirmish with mortality in Everyman to a portrait of the strong emotions tied to a 1944 polio outbreak as chronicled in Nemesis.

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  • Sabbath's Theater
    Sabbath's Theater (Paperback) Philip Roth

    Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.

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  • The Anatomy Lesson
    The Anatomy Lesson (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    At forty, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction?pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one doctor to another, but none can find a cause for the pain and nobody can assuage it. Zuckerman himself wonders if the...

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  • Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997-2000: American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain
    Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997-2000: American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain (English, Hardback) Philip Roth

    "Ross Miller wrote the chronology and notes for this volume"--P. facing t.p. verso.

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  • My Life as a Man
    My Life as a Man (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    A fiction-within-a-fiction, My Life as a Man centres on the fraught marriage of Peter, a gifted young writer and Maureen Tarnopol, the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead becomes his nemesis.

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  • The Dying Animal
    The Dying Animal (English, Paperback) Philip Roth

    'This is a vicious, furious book, unapologetically not of this age - it is also horribly funny and unflinchingly honest' New StatesmanDavid Kepesh, white-haired, and now in his sixties, is an eminent cultural critic on NPR radio and a formidable lecturer at a New York college.

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  • Exit Ghost
    Exit Ghost (Paperback) Philip Roth

    Returning to his hometown to find that all has changed, Nathan Zuckerman - incontinent and impotent - comes back to New York, the city he left eleven years before.

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  • Novels 2001-2007
    Novels 2001-2007 (English, Hardback) Philip Roth

    The definitive Philip Roth edition continues with three novels written in his late sixties and early seventies. The Dying Animal (2001) marks the final return of David Kepesh from The Breast (1972) and The Professor of Desire (1977). Now an eminent cultural critic in his sixties, Kepesh expertly seduces a beautiful twenty-four-year-old daughter of Cuban exiles only to find himself torn by sexual...

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