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American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour Swede Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory - comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving - and hating - America. It's a book about wanting to belong - and refusing to belong - to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral - a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement - against the indigenous American Berserk.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395860212
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
United States History 1961-1969 Fiction.
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Series Volume:
104-248
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
423 p.
Dimensions:
9.32x6.41x1.42 in. 1.59 lbs.

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