Literature & Fiction

Author: Philip Roth

There is no more decorated American writer living today than Philip Roth, the New York Times best-selling author of American Pastoral, The Human Stain, and The Plot Against America. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and numerous other distinctions.The hero of Everyman is obsessed with mo….Read More

12 Books Similar to Everyman

On Chesil Beach

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career… Continue Reading Posted in: British & Irish Literary Fiction, College Students, Fiction, Historical British Fiction, Man Woman Relationships


America, 1951. Marcus Messner, from Newark, New Jersey, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. Far away from home, in the Midwestern college,… Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsromans, Classic American Fiction, Classic Coming of Age Fiction, Fiction, Self Realization


Set in a Newark neighborhood during a terrifying polio outbreak, Nemesis is a wrenching examination of the forces of circumstance on our lives.  Bucky Cantor is a vigorous, dutiful twenty-three-year-old… Continue Reading Posted in: Actors, Jewish American Fiction, Jewish College Students, Jewish Historical Fiction, Patients

The Crossing

The second of Cormac MacCarthy's Border trilogy, The Crossing continues the story of All the Pretty Horses. Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsromans, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, United States, Wolves


Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the… Continue Reading Posted in: Dark Humor, Detective And Mystery Stories Gsafd, Hard-Boiled Mystery, Suspense Fiction

Sabbath’s Theater

Winner of the National Book Award for FictionSabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. At sixty-four Sabbath is still defiantly antagonistic… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction, Humorous Stories, Psychological Fiction

The Last Curtain Call

A new ghoulish mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of A Ghostly Light featuring Mel Turner, a ghost-whispering contractor.,,Mel Turner can’t resist the chance to bring the Crockett… Continue Reading Posted in: Fantasy, Mystery

The Counterlife

The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies Wherever they… Continue Reading Posted in: Alternative Lifestyles, Psychological Fiction

The Brooklyn Follies

I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain...'So begins Paul… Continue Reading Posted in: Family Life Fiction, Fiction, Intergenerational Relations, Psychological Literary Fiction, Recluses

I Married A Communist

The second novel of Roth’s eloquent American trilogy, set in the tempestuous McCarthy era - a brilliant successor to American PastoralI Married a Communist charts the rise and fall of… Continue Reading Posted in: Activities, Communism, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature & Fiction

The Human Stain

It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town an aging… Continue Reading Posted in: Intellectual Life, Psychological Fiction, Social Conditions

American Pastoral

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1998)In American Pastoral, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all the twentieth century's promises of prosperity, civic order, and… Continue Reading Posted in: American Literature, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Social Conditions, T01.1001.085 Writing I Instructor J.Pascal

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