Nemesis (häftad)
Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2011-04-30
Förlag
Vintage
Dimensioner
198 x 128 x 20 mm
Vikt
250 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780099542261
Nemesis (häftad)

Nemesis

Häftad Engelska, 2011-04-30
119
Skickas inom 2-5 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige över 149 kr för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 4 format & utgåvor
It's the sweltering summer of 1944, and Newark is in the grip of a terrifying epidemic, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming paralysis, life-long disability, even death. Decent, athletic twenty-three year old playground director Bucky Cantor is devoted to his charges and ashamed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries. As polio begins to ravage Bucky's playground - child by helpless child - Roth leads us through every emotion such a pestilence can breed: the fear, the panic, the anger, the bewilderment, the suffering and the pain.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Nemesis
  2. +
  3. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference av Greta Thunberg (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 165 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Philip Roth

Recensioner i media

"Heart-wrenchingly powerful" * Sunday Times * "A mesmerically imagined work of realism... A shocking gem... A masterclass in literature and life, that reaches into the pits of the dead" * Guardian * "What makes Roth such an important novelist is the effortless way he brings together the trivial and the profoundly serious" * Independent * "A masterful performance" * Spectator * "Nemesis is an artfully constructed suspenseful novel with a cunning twist" -- J.M. Coetzee

Bloggat om Nemesis

Övrig information

Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey on 19 March 1933. The second child of second-generation Americans, Bess and Herman Roth, Roth grew up in the largely Jewish community of Weequahic, a neighbourhood he was to return to time and again in his writing. After graduating from Weequahic High School in 1950, he attended Bucknell University, Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago, where he received a scholarship to complete his M.A. in English Literature. In 1959, Roth published Goodbye, Columbus - a collection of stories, and a novella - for which he received the National Book Award. Ten years later, the publication of his fourth novel, Portnoy's Complaint, brought Roth both critical and commercial success, firmly securing his reputation as one of America's finest young writers. Roth was the author of thirty-one books, including those that were to follow the fortunes of Nathan Zuckerman, and a fictional narrator named Philip Roth, through which he explored and gave voice to the complexities of the American experience in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Roth's lasting contribution to literature was widely recognised throughout his lifetime, both in the US and abroad. Among other commendations he was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the International Man Booker Prize, twice the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award, and presented with the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal by Presidents Clinton and Obama, respectively. Philip Roth died on 22 May 2018 at the age of eighty-five having retired from writing six years previously.