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Philip Roth trhead

Discussion in 'Book club' started by 9queens, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. So who likes Philip Roth ? (me) and who finds him objectionable (mysogynist ??) ?
    My top 5 in no particular order-
    Sabbath's Theatre
    American Pastoral
    Portnoy's Complaint
    The Anatomy Lesson
    Everyman

    The Roth I don't like is the Roth of Operation Shylock and the Counterlife which are more concerned with Jewish identity and less about character, plot and insight into the "human condition".
     
  2. So who likes Philip Roth ? (me) and who finds him objectionable (mysogynist ??) ?
    My top 5 in no particular order-
    Sabbath's Theatre
    American Pastoral
    Portnoy's Complaint
    The Anatomy Lesson
    Everyman

    The Roth I don't like is the Roth of Operation Shylock and the Counterlife which are more concerned with Jewish identity and less about character, plot and insight into the "human condition".
     
  3. The Great American Novel is terrific
     
  4. nick909

    nick909 Lead commenter

    Have had Sabbath's Theatre for a while and been meaning to read it, and recently bought 3 from a charity shop - American Pastoral, Everyman and The Human Stain.
    Which of those might be a good starting point to get into Roth?
     

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