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American Pastoral

American Pastoral is a 1997 novel by Philip Roth about a man named Seymour Levov whose cultural identity clashes with his ambition and the reality around him. Near the end of the book, Seymour is...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012, 3:24 am (UTC)

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American Pastoral

Philip Roth's 1997 novel American Pastoral deals with cultural identity and the loss of innocence in America. The book is styled as a memoir written by Nathan Zuckerman, who is the in-universe...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012, 3:43 am (UTC)

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American Pastoral

In American Pastoral, the narrator -- Nathan Zuckerman, an alterego of author Philip Roth -- decides to write a book about the infamous Swede, a schoolmate who lost everything. However, since the...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2012, 6:35 pm (UTC)

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American Pastoral

Certainly, a perennial theme in the writings of Roth focuses on primal rage and what happens to us when we suddenly become overpowered by that kind of rage and in a sense, lose ourselves to it as...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012, 8:09 pm (UTC)

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In American Pastoral, Seymor Levov -- The Swede -- is a second-generation Jewish American who is successful in business but fails in his personal life. The novel deals with the political and social...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011, 5:14 am (UTC)

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American Pastoral

In many respects, the degradation of an "illusion" to "the indigenous American berserk" cannot be fully articulated with a sense of totality. This lack of absolute clarity is one reason why...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2014, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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I have to disagree with the idea that "Indignation, outrage are conveyed by the outrageousness of Levov's tone of voice." If you mean Swede Levov, Roth's narrator goes out of his way to give Swede...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012, 6:53 am (UTC)

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American Pastoral

In American Pastoral,Nathan Zuckerman has created and cherished a series of romantic myths about Seymour "the Swede" Levov, the brother of his closest friend in school. When he encounters the Swede...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2018, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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A subtext of American Pastoral is the conflict that exists when people attempt to lead a secular life but are still tied at least unconsciously to the religion in which they have been brought up....

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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