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Indignation - Philip Roth
Indignation
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERIn 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in... show more
NATIONAL BESTSELLERIn 1951, the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hardworking neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad–mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. Far from Newark, Marcus has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.Indignation, Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book, is a startling departure from the haunted narratives of old age and experience in Roth’s recent books and a powerful exploration of a remarkable moment in American history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307388919 (0307388913)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Nemeses (#2)
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riley
riley rated it
This has some great moments but on the whole it feels a little forced, for lack of a better word. I feel like the whole "dead narrator" thing is unnecessary, though I'm not sure how I'd fix it. When I was on the bus that I read this on, I was having trouble putting my feelings into words, in part be...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.5 Pure Roth
I can't think of a writer who consistently tackles such weighty subjects as sex and death and does so in such readable books. This is pure Roth -- a coming of age narrator who speaks to us after death (or perhaps at a prolonged moment of dying, the end is ambiguous) relating his father's break-down...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Indignation
I absolutely loved this book. It was a story of misguided self destruction told with pathos and humor and I couldn't put it down. The accidents of fate or choice, call it what you will, have devastating consequences. I read it in one sitting. Although the main character is older than I am, he recall...
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