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Indignation
 
 
Author
Philip Roth.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780547054841
Pages/Publication Date 233/2008
Daedalus Item Code 30031
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In this New York Times Notable Book and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, Philip Roth revisits the angst of young men in the 1950s, as the son of a kosher butcher finds it increasingly impossible to do what's expected of him, even knowing that making a mistake at college could get him sent to the war in Korea.

"Roth has been burning up the track for well over a decade now.... And in Indignation his power and intensity seem undiminished.... In his unshowy way, with all his quotidian specificity and merciless skepticism, Roth is attempting to storm heaven—an endeavor all the more desperately daring because he seems dead certain it's not there."—NYTBR

"In a departure from Roth's recent meditations on age, his new novel revisits the no less sexually frustrating experience of growing up. We are back in 1950s Newark, and 19-year-old Marcus Messner, the son of a kosher butcher, attempts to escape his father's stifling influence by enrolling at a college in Ohio farm country. Messner is a scholarly type, while his new classmates are an unfriendly bunch of churchgoing, beer-swilling louts. Stubbornly disregarding overtures of friendship from members of the school's only Jewish fraternity, Messner devotes his attentions to a troubled Gentile named Olivia Hutton. There's something of Portnoy in the masturbation-filled high jinks that follow, but Messner, fearful that he might wind up a rifleman in Korea, is a far darker creation. Roth, blending the bawdy exuberance of his early period and the disenchantment of his recent work, demonstrates with subtle mastery the incomprehensible way ones most banal, incidental, even comical choices achieve the most disproportionate result."—The New Yorker

 
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