Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997-2000 (LOA #220): American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain (Library of America Philip Roth Edition)

Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997-2000 (LOA #220): American Pastoral / I Married a Communist / The Human Stain (Library of America Philip Roth Edition) by Philip Roth 1598531034 9781598531039
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Gathered together for the first time in this seventh volume of The Library of Americas definitive edition of Philip Roths collected works is the acclaimed American Trilogy, a major milestone in contemporary American literature. In American Pastoral (1997), Swede Levov is wrenched from the tranquility of his domestic life and into the turbulent 1960s by his cherished daughter, an antiwar terrorist. I Married a Communist (1998), a story of betrayal set in Americas anti-Communist 1940s, recounts the rise and fall of radio star Ira Ringold, exposed by his wife as an American taking his orders from Moscow. The Human Stain (2000) is set in 1998, when America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president; in a small New England college town an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would astonish his most virulent accuser.

Philip Roth is the only living novelist whose works are being collected in the Library of America series. The nine-volume edition will be completed in 2013, for Roths 80th birthday.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nations literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, Americas best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Author: Philip Roth

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 1094

Publisher: Library of America

Publication Date: 2011-09-29


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