By Philip Roth
American Pastoral is the tale of a lucky American's upward push and fall—of a robust, convinced grasp of social equilibrium crushed by means of the forces of social illness. Seymour "Swede" Levov—a mythical highschool athlete, a loyal kinfolk guy, a difficult employee, the filthy rich heir of his father's Newark glove factory—comes of age in thriving, positive postwar the US. yet every little thing he loves is misplaced while the rustic starts off to run amok within the turbulent Sixties. no longer even the main inner most, well-intentioned citizen, it kind of feels, will get to stay away from the sweep of background. With lively realism, Roth takes us again to the conflicts and violent transitions of the Sixties. this can be a e-book approximately loving—and hating—America. It's a ebook approximately desirous to belong—and refusing to belong—to the US. It units the need for an American pastoral—a first rate lifetime of house, calm, order, optimism, and achievement—against the indigenous American Berserk.
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