Philip Roth
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Philip Roth

In the 1990s Philip Roth won America's four major literary awards in succession: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995), and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for American Pastoral (1997). He won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union for I Married a Communist (1998); in the same year he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. Previously he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Counterlife (1986) and the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959). In 2000 he published The Human Stain, concluding a trilogy that depicts the ideological ethos of postwar America. For The Human Stain Roth received his second PEN/Faulkner Award as well as Britain's W. H. Smith Award for the Best Book of the Year. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years "for the entire work of the recipient." In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians Award for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003--2004." In 2007 Roth received the PEN/Faulkner Award for Everyman.

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    • American Pastoral

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,582

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Masterpiece

    • By Sara on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Plot Against America

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887

    In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By R. Kravitz on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Human Stain

    • By: Phillip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 677

    Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for 50 years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Less Dramatic than the Title Implies

    • By Guinnevere on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Goodbye, Columbus

    • And Five Short Stories
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin - he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills - meet one summer and drive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love begins and Assimilation

    • By W Perry Hall on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Sabbath's Theater

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath at 64 is an aging, raging powerhouse...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book by a great writer

    • By Joshua on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Patrimony

    • A True Story
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Patrimony touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his 86-year-old father battles with the brain tumor that will kill him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You must not forget anything

    • By Darwin8u on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Ghost Writer

    • The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Turning Sentences Around

    • By Darwin8u on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I Married a Communist

    • Nathan Zuckerman, Book 2
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Iron Rinn, born Ira Ringold, is a Newark roughneck, a radio actor, an idealistic Communist, and an educated ditchdigger turned popular performer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • American Trilogy's Weakest Link

    • By George on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Indignation

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    In 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tight, beautiful and also strange and sad.

    • By Darwin8u on 08-22-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • My Life as a Man

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Roth's best books

    • By Jacob Arnon on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $20.99

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