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The Human Stain - Philip Roth
The Human Stain
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099452287 (0099452286)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
Series: The American Trilogy (#3)
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Osho rated it
This surprising novel from Roth is like being at the surf line. The water, though in motion, has a calm, unbroken surface. Then suddenly something snags, or accumulates, or breaks its surface tension. It foams, bubbles, gushes, gnashes. If you're standing in it, you might be knocked down, dragged un...
danthesasman rated it
5.0 The Human Stain
This is my favorite Roth novel.
AC rated it
The only Roth I'd ever read was Portnoy, back when it came out (practically), and the Plot Against America - which didn't impress me at all. So I came to this book, which I listened to on audible, with a prejudice against Roth. I didn't like him, thought he was a fake, he didn't "look" like much of ...
JulieM rated it
3.0 Human Stain (00) by Roth, Philip [Paperback (2001)]
Coleman Silk is a light-skinned African American who has been pretending he was white since his 20's. He becomes a professor at a small liberal arts college and moves his way up to the position of Dean of the school. But, he casually makes a comment about absent students being 'spooks' because he h...
jbradway rated it
5.0 Human Stain (00) by Roth, Philip [Paperback (2001)]
Roth is so thorough! He delves deeply into characters other authors might pull in to play their part and then quickly dismiss, but he explores them only insofar as they contribute to the answers to the questions. Deep background and psyche.The Human Stain's questions are all about identity: the limi...
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