The Human Stain
Publish date: May 2001
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
Series: The American Trilogy (#3)
Wenn ich mich bei meinen Buch-Freunden umsehe, dann fällt auf, dass dieses Werk extrem stark polarisiert. Die einen lieben es, die anderen finden kein gutes Haar an ihm. Ich bin diesmal wie so oft in der Mitte und kann sowohl die Begeisterung als auch die Ablehnung verstehen, so wie ich hier auch d...
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...
This is my favorite Roth novel.
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 ...
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...