Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
Having once unsuccessfully plowed part way through a Roth book, I decided to try again now that he is so in the news following his death. I picked this one solely due to it small size, but was not Roth is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America.
- All the Rage.
- The History of Mexico.
- Indignation (Vintage International)!
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In , the second year of the Korean War, a studious, law-abiding, and intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, begins his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. I picked this one solely due to it small size, but was not Philip Roth. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College.
And why is he there and not at a local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad - mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy.
So Marcus leaves and, far from home, has to find his way amid the customs and constructions of another American world.