The Resource American pastoral, Philip Roth

American pastoral, Philip Roth

Label
American pastoral
Title
American pastoral
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This novel follows Seymour "Swede" Levov, a successful Jewish American businessman and former high school star athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov's happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined by the domestic social and political turmoil of the 1960s during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, which in the novel is described as a manifestation of the "indigenous American berserk"; the author investigates the century's most divisive and explosive of decades, the 1960s. As the Swede grows older and America grows 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
  • An ordinary man finds that his life has been made extraordinary by the catastrophic intrusion of history when, in 1968 his adored daughter plants a bomb that kills a stranger, hurling her father out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Swede Levov is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter Merry has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1998.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
A77 1998
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
000127299
Series statement
American trilogy
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish businesspeople
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Bombings
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Gens d'affaires juifs
  • Pères et filles
  • Attentats à la bombe
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American pastoral, Philip Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hard cover in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, in 1997"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37625588
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
FIrst Vintage International edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780375701429
Lccn
97035623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
American pastoral, Philip Roth
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hard cover in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, in 1997"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37625588
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
FIrst Vintage International edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780375701429
Lccn
97035623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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