American Pastoral (The American Trilogy, #1)

Recommended by Lawrence Kaplan, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #25 in Americana, Ranked #39 in Pulitzer Prizesee more rankings.

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...

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Lawrence Kaplan It’s a beautifully written book and I would suggest it for anyone interested in why American foreign policy matters. (Source)

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