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Operation Shylock: A Confession

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In Operation Shylock, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip Roth. Because someone with that name has been touring Israel, promoting a bizarre reverse exodus of the Jews. Roth is intent on stopping him, even if that means impersonating his own impersonator. With suspense, philosophical speculation, and a cast of characters that includes Israeli intelligence agents, Palestinian exiles, and an enticing charter member of an organization called Anti-Semites Anonymous, Operation Shylock barrels across the frontier between fact and fiction, history and nightmare.

Review:

"Roth's brilliant, absurdist novel, set in Jerusalem during the trial of John Demjanjuk, follows the intersecting paths of two characters who share Roth's name and impersonate one another with dizzying speed." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"One of Roth's grand inventions....[He is] a comic genius...a living master." Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books

Review:

"The uncontested master of comic irony." Time magazine

Review:

"A brilliant novel of ideas...Roth has gone farther into his own genius than he ever has before." Ted Solotaroff, The Nation

About the Author

In the 1990s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos of postwar America. For The Human Stain"Roth received his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britain's W. H. Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in fiction, given every six years "for the entire work of the recipient."

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ISBN:
9780679750291
Author:
Roth, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Impostors and imposture
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Intelligence service
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Antisemitism -- Fiction.
Subject:
Impostors and imposture -- Israel -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
86-3385-5
Publication Date:
19940331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.8 in 0.875 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Roth's brilliant, absurdist novel, set in Jerusalem during the trial of John Demjanjuk, follows the intersecting paths of two characters who share Roth's name and impersonate one another with dizzying speed." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "One of Roth's grand inventions....[He is] a comic genius...a living master."
"Review" by , "The uncontested master of comic irony." Time magazine
"Review" by , "A brilliant novel of ideas...Roth has gone farther into his own genius than he ever has before."
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