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    My Life as a Man | Philip Roth

    My Life as a Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
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    At its heart lies the marriage of Peter and Maureen Tarnopol, a gifted young writer and the woman who wants to be his muse but who instead is his nemesis. Their union is based on fraud and shored up by moral blackmail, but it is so perversely durable that, long after Maureen’s death, Peter is still trying—and failing—to write his way free of it.

    One of Roth's best books

    I would read Roth's novel again and again just as I read Don Quijote again and again. It's that good.

    Roth Plays with the Characters invertin..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2016 by Jacob Arnon (Cambridge, MA, United States)
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    The Ghost Writer: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1 | Philip Roth

    The Ghost Writer: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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. I. Lonoff. At Lonoff's, Zuckerman meets Amy Bellette, a haunting young woman of indeterminate foreign background who turns out to be a former student of Lonoff's and who may also have been his mistress.

    Turning Sentences Around

    “I know the kind of man I am and the kind of writer. I have my own kind of bravery, and please, let’s leave it at that.”
    ― Philip Roth, The Ghost..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2017 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    Zuckerman Unbound: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 2 | Philip Roth

    Zuckerman Unbound: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Now in his mid-thirties, Nathan Zuckerman, a would-be recluse despite his newfound fame as a best-selling author, ventures onto the streets of Manhattan in the final year of the turbulent 60s. 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?"), he also finds himself the target of admonishers, advisors, 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.

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    The Anatomy Lesson: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 3 | Philip Roth

    The Anatomy Lesson: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    At 40, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction - pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. Zuckerman, whose work was his life, is unable to write a line. Now his work is trekking from one doctor to another, but none can find a cause for the pain or assuage it. Zuckerman himself wonders if the pain could have been caused by his own books.

    Pain is like a baby crying

    “Pain is like a baby crying. What it wants it can't name.”
    ― Philip Roth, The Anatomy Lesson

    The Anatomy Lesson is book # 3 in the Zucke..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2017 by Darwin8u (Mesa, AZ, United States)
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    The Prague Orgy: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 4 | Philip Roth

    The Prague Orgy: The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    In quest of the unpublished manuscript of a martyred Yiddish writer, the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman travels to Soviet-occupied Prague in the mid-1970s. There, in a nation straightjacketed by totalitarian Communism, he discovers a literary predicament, marked by institutionalized oppression, that is rather different from his own. He also discovers, among the oppressed writers with whom he quickly becomes embroiled in a series of bizarre and poignant adventures, a perverse kind of heroism.

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    American Pastoral | Philip Roth

    American Pastoral

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Ron Silver
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    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard - a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it. Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, and the prosperous heir 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 a most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall ... a strong, confident man, a master of social equilibrium, overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist.

    Powerful Masterpiece
    Reviewed on March 10 2014 by Sara ()
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    I Married a Communist: Nathan Zuckerman, Book 2 | Philip Roth

    I Married a Communist: Nathan Zuckerman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Ron Silver
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    Iron Rinn, born Ira Ringold, is a Newark roughneck, a radio actor, an idealistic Communist, and an educated ditchdigger turned popular performer. A six-foot, six-inch Abe Lincoln lookalike, he emerges from serving in World War II passionately committed to making the world a better place and instead winds up blacklisted, unemployable, and ruined by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight.

    American Trilogy's Weakest Link

    Nothing much happens in this book about a communist radio actor caught in the grip of McCarthyism. At his best Roth imparts narrative drive and suspe..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2016 by George (Wyoming)
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    The Human Stain | Phillip Roth

    The Human Stain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Phillip Roth
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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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. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser.

    Less Dramatic than the Title Implies

    The title, and Roth's prestige, had me thinking this was going to be an extremely heavy-handed novel and was actually relieved when I found the plot a..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2013 by Guinnevere (Burlington, VT, United States)
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    Exit Ghost | Philip Roth

    Exit Ghost

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Philip Roth is the most decorated American writer of his generation. In Exit Ghost, this master author crafts what may be the final chapter in the story of his beloved hero Nathan Zuckerman. After 11 years of isolation in his New England mountain refuge, Zuckerman returns to New York City and makes three important connections that threaten his carefully protected sense of isolation.

    Vintage Roth - powerful

    In this book Roth deals with the trials and tribulations of ageing and illness. Zuckerman, the main character, is torn between the rational course of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2008 by L. Berlyne-Kovler ()