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 2,338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,653

    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 1,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945

    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 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 697

    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

    • 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

    • Goodbye, Columbus

    • And Five Short Stories
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    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

    • 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 84
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • The Ghost Writer

    • The Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 1
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • The Counterlife

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • <br /><br /><br />classic Roth

    • By alan on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nemesis

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 290

    In the "stifling heat of equatorial Newark", a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, lifelong disability, and even death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Without pathos about life...

    • By Mirek on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Indignation

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 169

    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

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