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Our Gang
By Philip Roth

Our Gang

Starring Trick and His Friends

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Our Gang by Philip Roth

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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth's brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon. In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth portrays an American president who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn't have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defence. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on pro-pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099389118
ISBN-10: 0099389118
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 27-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Mendelssohn is on the Roof by Philip Roth Mendelssohn is on the Roof, Paperback (June 2011)

SS Officer Juliyus Schlesinger is ordered to remove the statue of the Jewish composer Mendelssohn from the roof of the Prague Academy of Music before an official concert. Unsure which of the statues is Mendelssohn, he tells his men to remove the one with the biggest nose. Unfortunately, this is the statue of Wagner.

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » A string of put-on, put-down face the nation appearances of Trick E. Dixon from the time when his original (authentic) statement on abortion and the sanctity of human life leads to some uncomfortable questions about Vietnam, My Lai, and the conjecture that one of Caltey's 22 victims might have been pregnant. From then on the President is seen at a press conference, addressing the nation, until, following an operation on his sweat glands in Walter Reed, he is assassinated and found stuffed in a baggie. Obviously all of this is humor at the great majority level but there are funny moments in between the occasional slowdowns (and the limp envoi) when Dixon is into baseball and firearms and Portnoisome porno and Boy Scouts. . . . STEAL THIS BOOK from the Oval Room coffee table. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Philip Roth

In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004". Recently Roth received PEN's two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.

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