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American Pastoral

Roth, Philip. Book - 1997 Fiction / Roth, Philip, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Roth, Philip 1 On Shelf 1 request on 4 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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On Shelf At: Malletts Creek Branch

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thought provoking submitted by EJZ on July 21, 2018, 1:36pm Very interesting book. Two books really, the first 1/4 of it about a writer searching for meaning, looking back on his life, and the last 3/4 telling up the story of a family that is torn apart by the steep generational divide of the late 1960s. through the family, we see an insight into the massive shift in values and beliefs that America underwent.

But the message I really came away with is just how little we know each other, or even ourselves. Roth repeatedly emphasizes how, over and over again, the characters misjudge the content of each others' inner selves, and are living inner private lives wildly different than their outer appearances and actions show. It was something I've certainly thought about in the past, and Roth puts it in focus, and gives words to the gaps between existence and understanding that we come across on a daily basis.

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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Year Published: 1997
Description: 423 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0375701427
0395860210