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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roths 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 doesnt 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.

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"Perhaps the funniest and most complex exercise in sustained political satire since Animal Farm." Newsweek

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"Outrageously hilarious." Saturday Review of Books

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"Brilliant satire in the real Swift tradition." Anthony Burgess

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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lukas, November 6, 2012 (view all comments by lukas)
Congratulations, you've bought Roth's worst book! I don't say this lightly, as I think Roth is maybe the finest American novelist of the past 40 years. I've been gradually working through his books and this is one of his most curious and atypical. A strident and unfunny satire of Nixon and is cronies, it may have had some bite and relevancy in the 70s, but now feels dated and cheap. Worth reading if only to experience a Roth misfire.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726842
Editor:
Asher, Martin
Publisher:
Vintage
Editor:
Asher, Martin
Author:
Roth, Philip
Author:
Asher, Martin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Nixon, Richard M
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.65 in. .55 lbs.

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