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Straight Man: A Novel
Straight Man: A Novel
by Richard Russo
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In this uproarious new novel, Richard Russo performs his characteristic high-wire walk between hilarity and heartbreak. Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college... (read more)

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American Pastoral
American Pastoral
by Philip Roth
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As the American century draws to an uneasy close, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all our century's promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth's protagonist is Swede Levov, a legendary athlete... (read more)

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The Human Stain
The Human Stain
by Philip Roth
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It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist.... (read more)

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Ghost Writer (79 Edition)
Ghost Writer (79 Edition)
by Phillip Roth
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The Ghost Writer introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s, a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his idol, E... (read more)

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Portnoy's Complaint
Portnoy's Complaint
by Philip Roth
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New York lawyer Alexander Portnoy, a young man dominated by a demanding Jewish mother, plays out a sexual revenge in fact and fantasy, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the popular novel.... (read more)

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The Adventures of Augie March
The Adventures of Augie March
by Saul Bellow
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As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, The Adventures of Augie March blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor... (read more)

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The Lecturer's Tale
The Lecturer's Tale
by James Hynes
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Nelson Humboldt is a visiting adjunct English lecturer at prestigious Midwest University, until he is unceremoniously fired one autumn morning. Minutes after the axe falls, his right index finger is severed in a freak accident. Doctors manage to reattach... (read more)

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The Great American Novel
The Great American Novel
by Philip Roth
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Gil Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the Big House," who never hit a home run sober. If you've never heard of them—or of the Ruppert Mundys... (read more)

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Reading Myself and Others
Reading Myself and Others
by Philip Roth
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The interviews, essays, and articles collected here span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world." Here is Roth on himself and his work and... (read more)

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Name of the World (00 Edition)
Name of the World (00 Edition)
by Denis Johnson
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The acclaimed author of Jesus' Son and Already Dead returns with a beautiful, haunting, and darkly comic novel. The Name of the World is a mesmerizing portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident... (read more)

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Blue Angel
Blue Angel
by Francine Prose
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It's been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel.It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing.... (read more)

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I Married a Communist
I Married a Communist
by Philip Roth
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Radio actor Iron Rinn (born Ira Ringold) is a big Newark roughneck blighted by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight. An idealistic Communist, a self-educated ditchdigger turned popular performer, a six-foot six-inch Abe Lincoln... (read more)

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Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror
Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror
by James Hynes
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, these are three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia—a world where... (read more)

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The Counterlife
The Counterlife
by Philip Roth
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The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted... (read more)

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Penguin Classics: Lucky Jim
Penguin Classics: Lucky Jim
by Kingsley Amis
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