American Pastoral

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547415974
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American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall—of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov—a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory—comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving—and hating—America. It's a book about wanting to belong—and refusing to belong—to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral—a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement—against the indigenous American Berserk.

The Quest For Epic In Contemporary American Fiction

Author: Catherine Morley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135899584
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This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon contemporary American writing.

The Human Stain

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099282194
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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. It is also the last year of professor Coleman Silk's life, whose own tragic exposure is played out against the background of the Clinton revelations.

The Breast

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679749012
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After he is transformed into a 155-pound female breast, college professor David Kepesh struggles to rationalize his condition by proving he is insane

Cormac Mccarthy S Philosophy

Author: Ty Hawkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319473670
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This study contends that American writer Cormac McCarthy not only is philosophical, or a “writer of ideas,” but rather that he has a philosophy. Devoting one main chapter to each facet of McCarthy’s thought – his metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, respectively – the study engages in focused readings of all of McCarthy’s major works. Along the way, the study brings McCarthy’s ideas into conversation with a host of philosophers who range from Plato to Alain Badiou, with figures such as William James, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Slavoj Žižek featured prominently. Situated at the crossroads of literary studies, literary theory, cultural studies, continental philosophy, and theology, the appeal of Cormac McCarthy’s Philosophy is widespread and deeply interdisciplinary.

Zuckerman Unbound

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099477564
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Now in his mid-thirties, Nathan Zuckerman, a would-be recluse despite his newfound fame as a bestselling author, ventures onto the streets of Manhattan in the final year of the turbulent sixties. Not only is he assumed by his fans to be his own fictional satyr, Gilbert Carnovsky ("Hey, you do all that stuff in that book?"), but he also finds himself the target of admonishers, advisers, and sidewalk literary critics. The recent murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., lead an unsettled Zuckerman to wonder if "target" may be more than a figure of speech. In Zuckerman Unbound--the second volume of the trilogy and epilogue "Zuckerman Bound--the notorious novelist Nathan Zuckerman retreats from his oldest friends, breaks his marriage to a virtuous woman, and damages, perhaps irreparably, his affectionate connection to his younger brother...and all because of his great good fortune!

International Who S Who In Music And Musicians Directory

Author: David M. Cummings
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0948875534
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This music reference contains biographical details of over 8000 composers, musicians, singers, arrangers, writers, conductors, soloists and managers. The revised appendices section includes listings of orchestras, opera companies, music libraries, music orgnizations and societies worldwide.

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