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Philip Roth

Post by brian » Tue May 22, 2018 10:34 pm

Yep. I need to go back and read some of his “lesser” stuff but his best stacks up against the greatest American novelists.
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Re: Philip Roth

Post by Pruitt » Tue May 22, 2018 10:50 pm

Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

"Goodbye Columbus," "The Human Stain," "The Plot Against America," "American Pastoral" all masterpieces.

The worst book of his I read was simply very good.

One of the greats.
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Re: Philip Roth

Post by sancarlos » Tue May 22, 2018 11:25 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

"Goodbye Columbus," "The Human Stain," "The Plot Against America," "American Pastoral" all masterpieces.

The worst book of his I read was simply very good.

One of the greats.
How you can make a Roth list and not include "Portnoy's Complaint" is beyond me.
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Re: Philip Roth

Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue May 22, 2018 11:32 pm

'American Pastoral' is genius. As is "Portnoy's Complaint".

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Re: Philip Roth

Post by A_B » Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 am

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:32 pm
As is "Portnoy's Complaint".
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Re: Philip Roth

Post by Pruitt » Wed May 23, 2018 7:21 am

sancarlos wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:25 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:50 pm
Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

"Goodbye Columbus," "The Human Stain," "The Plot Against America," "American Pastoral" all masterpieces.

The worst book of his I read was simply very good.

One of the greats.
How you can make a Roth list and not include "Portnoy's Complaint" is beyond me.
I liked it, but I didn't love it. Could have been a matter of the time and place when I read it?
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Re: Philip Roth

Post by bfj » Wed May 23, 2018 2:52 pm

That’s the first dirty-ish book I ever read.
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Re: Philip Roth

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