American pastoral: Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 6

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American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor 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 the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving - and hating - America. It's a book about wanting to belong - and refusing to belong - to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral - a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement - against the indigenous American Berserk.
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9780375701429
9781602529465
9780547415970
9781597771122
9780395860212
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display_description The tragic impact of the Vietnam War on a relationship between father and daughter. The father is an upstanding individual who believes in the American Dream, but his daughter has a different dream, to get America out of Vietnam and she kills innocent people to achieve it. For the father it is the end of the world, he has lost his daughter. By the author of Sabbath's Theater.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bombings -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Jewish businesspeople -- Fiction, New Jersey -- Fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- 1998, United States -- History -- 1961-1969 -- Fiction, United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Fiction
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title_full American Pastoral Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 6, American pastoral / Philip Roth, American pastoral [sound recording] / Philip Roth
title_short American pastoral
title_sub Nathan Zuckerman Series, Book 6
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bombings, Drama, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, History, Jewish businesspeople, Literature, Pulitzer Prize, Social conditions