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April 2007



This dark and painful novella is Roth's 27th book, and as always provoked a strong critical response. It is sure to be a bestseller in this Vintage paperback edition. 'The genius of this short, bleak, remarkable novel stems from the way that Roth turns his desolate assessment of death into something bracing' "The Times"




In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004." Recently Roth received PEN's two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award 'for a body of work...of enduring originality and consummate craftmanship' and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American Fiction, given to a writer whose 'scale of achievement over a sustained career...places him or her in the highest rank of American literature.' Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last of the eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.


"Roth's writing looks uncompromisingly straightforward but is subtle and clever... A human story for our times" -- A. S. Byatt New Statesman "The genius of this short, bleak, remarkable novel stems from the way that Roth turns his desolate assessment of death into something bracing: an angry acceptance that mortality is the price we pay for the sheer wonder of this thing called life" -- Douglas Kennedy The Times "This elegant little book shimmers with the mysteries and regrets of a whole life...poignant, droll, and eloquent" -- Lionel Shriver Daily Telegraph "Alive with literary brilliance for all its deathly subject matter" -- Peter Kemp Sunday Times "Every sentence and every paragraph works with the coiled precision of the watch mechanisms that the narrators father repairs and glitters with the lapidary perfection of the perfection he sells" -- Tim Martin Independent on Sunday
EAN: 9780099501466
ISBN: 0099501465
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2007
Seitenanzahl: 182 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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