ISBN 9780099889403,Great American Novel

Great American Novel

Author:

Philip Roth

Publisher:

McGraw-Hill

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ISBN 9780099889403
Publisher

McGraw-Hill

Publication Year 2006
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099889403

ISBN-10 0099889404
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 412 Pages
Language (English)
Shameless comic extravagance... Roth gleefully exploits our readiness to let baseball stand for America itself.' The New York Times Gill Gamesh, the only pitcher who ever literally tried to kill the umpire. The ex-con first baseman, John Baal, "The Babe Ruth of the Big House," who never hit a home run sober. If you've never heard of them - or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history - it's because of the Communist plot, and the capitalist scandal, that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory. In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Philip Roth turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Acitivities Committee.

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