Philip Roth’s Favorite Books


The favorite books of renowned American novelist, Philip Roth, are examined below (courtesy of Forward). Roth has been awarded numerous prestigious awards from the literary establishment over the course of his career, including the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International), the National Book Award For Fiction for Goodbye, Columbus : And Five Short Stories (Vintage International), and the Sidewise Award For Alternate History for The Plot Against America.  Along with Cormac McCarthy (examined in prior post), Thomas Pynchon, and Don DeLillo, Roth is oft-cited as one of the greatest living authors by literary critics and his contemporaries.  Click on any of the below images for more information concerning a particular book (via Amazon).

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Finnley Wren: His Notions and Opinions, Together with a Haphazard History of His Career and Amours in These Moody Years, as Well as Sundry Rhymes, … Literary Misdemeanors (American Literature)

Look Homeward, Angel

The Catcher in the Rye

The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)

A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition

The Assistant: A Novel

Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics)

The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text

The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text (The Schocken Kafka Library)

The Fall

Crime and Punishment: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Anna Karenina (Macmillan Collector’s Library)

Cheri and the Last of Cheri

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)


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