I Married a Communist

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September 2004



Set at the height of the McCarthy period, this is the story of a radio star, Iron Rinn, and how betrayal, cruelty and humiliation shattered his life. After finishing the war determined to make the world a better place, Rinn is instead denounced and blacklisted. "It is hard to imagine a better novel coming out of America this year" "Independent On Sunday".


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.


"A passionate and coruscating American tragedy" Financial Times 20020614 "Roth explores our expedients and tragedies with a masterly, often unnerving, blend of tenderness, harshness, insight and wit...a gripping novel" New York Times Book Review "Roth remains as edgy, as furious, as funny, and as dangerous as he was forty years ago" New York Review of Books "Quintessential Philip Roth" Sunday Telegraph "I Married a Communist proves that, following the success of Sabbath's Theater and American Pastoral, he remains on extraordinary form... Wonderful storytelling and characterisation" -- Erica Wagner Guardian, Books of the Year
EAN: 9780099287834
ISBN: 0099287838
Untertitel: 'Vintage Books'. New ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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