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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old June 25th, 2006, 23:02 Thread Starter
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Anybody has read anything by Philip Roth? I'm starting "The complot against America" after I really like "I married a communist" and American Pastoral.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old June 25th, 2006, 23:11
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I read Portnoy's Complaint a few years back and it didn't impress me much, usual sex-crazed self-hating metropolitan jew stuff.

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It will come as a shock, but he's way too "Jewish" for me. I don't mean in a religious way, just in a 'my relatives from Boston are here and I have to go shopping with them' way. Sterotypical.
Sure he called bullshit on Harold Bloom but that is not that big of an accomplishment. Also, he supposedly introduced the concept of masterbation to literature (just like Bill Clinton introduced the concept of blow jobs to the USA--no body ever did them before 1997!), and look where things have gone since then.

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Was he the guy in Godfather Part II?

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Ja volim to slavno ime,
I divim se samo njima.
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That was Hyman Roth sorry p

Da volim CRNO-BELE,
Ja ponosno kazem svima,
Ja volim to slavno ime,
I divim se samo njima.
Na svetu nista lepse,
Ne moze da postoji,
Nego sto je nasa ljubav,
Prema CRNO-BELOJ boji.

Ljubav prema klubu,
Ne moze da prestane,
Dok zivim klicacu njemu,
Volim te Partizane.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old July 9th, 2006, 08:31
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How would you describe his style?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old July 12th, 2006, 23:35 Thread Starter
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His topics and the characters in his book are, as Heather said, almost always Jewish (more modern than the arche-types Isaac Bashevis Singer used though), but his style is very comprehensible. I haven't read "Everyman" (Alleman) yet, but the 4 books ("American Pastoral", "I married a communist", "The human stain" and " The complot against America") before that told a story about a man or a family. In that way Roth describes a certain era in the US's recent history.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old July 13th, 2006, 08:41
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No offence, but that sounds like Woody Allen with more whining.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old July 13th, 2006, 21:04 Thread Starter
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Then I probably described it terribly
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