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The Great American Novel - a book by Roth, Philip

The Great American Novel

The Great American Novel( )
Author: Roth, Philip
ISBN:978-1-4668-4644-9
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Ebook
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Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history -- because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.

Philip Roth's richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball's...
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Pages:382
Author Biography
Roth, Philip (Author)
Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 1933. He attended Rutgers University for one year before transferring to Bucknell University where he completed a B.A. in English with highest honors. He received an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1955 and taught there briefly.

His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, received the National Book Award in 1960. His other books include Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang, My Life as a Man, The Ghostwriter, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, Deception, Nemesis, and Indignation. He won National Book Critic Circle Awards in 1987 for his novel The Counterlife and again in 1992 for his memoir Patrimony: A True Story. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1993 for Operation Shylock: A Confession, the National Book Award in 1995 for Sabbath's Theater, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for American Pastoral.

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