Synopses & Reviews
Roth's classic "Goodbye Columbus" is accompanied by five short stories that range from the iconoclastic to the the astonishingly tender, illuminating the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and neighbors in the new postwar America of the forties and fifties. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
About the Author
In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for AMERICAN PASTORAL. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA received the Society of American Historiansa (TM) prize for a oethe outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004.a Recently Roth received PENa (TM)s two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.Theodore Bikel began his acting career at the Habimah Theatre in Israel. He went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and appeared in several West End productions, including "A Streetcar Named Desire," In America, Mr. Bikel has starred in numerous Broadway hits, including "The Sound of Music," "Zorba "and "Fiddler on the Roof," He has made some 35 motion pictures, and has guest-starred in almost every top dramatic television series. An accomplished concert and recording artist, Mr. Bikel also makes over 60 concert appearances each year, and has recorded 20 albums.
Harlan Ellison is one of the world's most respected writers of fiction. He has won more awards for his fiction than any living writer.