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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon.

In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn’t have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public.

Synopsis:

In a biting political satire, Trick E. Dixon, a peace-loving Quaker, self-proclaimed proponent of the sanctity of human life, and unprincipled self-promoter, finds himself elected President of the United States, in which position he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on pro-pornography Denmark, and misleading the indifferent voting public. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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.” In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians Award for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003—2004.” In 2007 Roth received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Everyman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307539489
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Roth, Philip
Author:
Philip Roth
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Nixon, Richard M
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010529
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307539489 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a biting political satire, Trick E. Dixon, a peace-loving Quaker, self-proclaimed proponent of the sanctity of human life, and unprincipled self-promoter, finds himself elected President of the United States, in which position he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on pro-pornography Denmark, and misleading the indifferent voting public. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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