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This is against backdrop of seismic shifts in American history, which take on real, human urgency as Zuckerman discovers more and more about Silk's past and his futile search for renewal and regeneration. ________________ PRAISE FOR THE ...

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446400531

Category: Fiction

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'An extraordinary book - bursting with rage, humming with ideas, full of dazzling sleights of hand'- Sunday Telegraph Philip Roth's brilliant conclusion to his eloquent trilogy of post-war America - a magnificent successor to American Pastoral and I Married a Communist It is 1998, the year America is plunged into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town a distinguished classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues allege that he is a racist. The charge is unfounded, the persecution needless, but the truth about Silk would astonish even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman. It is Zuckerman who comes upon Silk's secret, and sets out to unearth his former buried life, piecing the biographical fragments back together. This is against backdrop of seismic shifts in American history, which take on real, human urgency as Zuckerman discovers more and more about Silk's past and his futile search for renewal and regeneration. ________________ PRAISE FOR THE HUMAN STAIN: 'One of the most beautiful books I've ever read' Red '[A] tender, shocking and incendiary story on the failure of the American dream refracted through the prism of race' Guardian 'A masterpiece' Mail on Sunday
2010-12-23 By Philip Roth

37 See, Roth, The Human Stain, 2. 38 See, Freeman Alan David. “Legitimizing Racial Discrimination through Antidiscrimination Law: A Critical Review of Supreme Court Doctrine,” in Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the ...

Author: Laurie Rodrigues

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361876

Category: Literary Criticism

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Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.
2020-12-10 By Laurie Rodrigues

Social Demand and Personal Desire in Philip Roth's ”The Human Stain“ An Analysis. PS | Introduction to American Literature and Culture Wintersemester 2003/2004 Mandy Dobiasch 1 Structure: 1. Introduction 2. Main Part: Analysis 2.1.

Author: Mandy Dobiasch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638300087

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Potsdam (Anglistics/American Studies), course: Introduction to American Literature and Culture, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: We live in a time in which conformity and adaptation are important constituents of social life. Integration into society and the obeying of established norms, which goes hand in hand with it, are often the precondition for the degree of acceptance and the recognition of the individual in society. This, however, means that forms of expression of personal nature, including ethnic, religious as well as general questions concerning the personal belief, have to be practiced in private or in secret, or even have to be completely suppressed because the stigma of being antisocial or immoral is quickly allocated. Especially when it comes to moral centrals issues, such as different opinions and individual actions which are directed at the public morals, these are often not accepted or even fought against. The freedom of the individual therefore too often drowns in the swamp of generality. Philip Roth has tackled this problematic issue in his novel “The Human Stain”. The main character, Coleman Silk, is badly criticised by the people around him for making a thoughtless comment on two of his students, and in his anger uses this as an opportunity to evade social grading once and for all; he decides only to pursue the fulfilment of his desires and ideas. But Coleman is not the only acting character in conflict with the expectations of the general majority. There is Faunia Farley, a cleaner at the local college, with whom Coleman fosters a secret love affair and who tries to escape from the brutal behaviour of her ex-husband. There is precisely that Lester Farley, the Vietnam veteran who cannot come to terms with his war memories and therefore is not able to return into society. Interesting is also Delphine Roux, the young and ambitious College professor, who sets in motion the conflict concerning the accusation of racism against Coleman. Finally, the character Nathan Zuckerman should be mentioned, the author of the story who, in search for isolation, finds exactly the opposite. Each of the characters mentioned above has to bear his own internal conflict which keeps them from integrating into society and leading a normal life in adaptation, in the in the safe close circle of moral.
2004-08-13 By Mandy Dobiasch

A Tor.com Original Kelly Robson. A HUMAN STA|N K E L L Y R O B S O N A Human Stain K E L L Y R O. Front Cover.

Author: Kelly Robson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765392794

Category: Fiction

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"A Human Stain" by Kelly Robson is a disturbing horror novelette about a British expatriate at loose ends who is hired by her friend to temporarily care for his young, orphaned nephew in a remote castle-like structure in Germany. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
2017-01-04 By Kelly Robson

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim, course: Narratives of passing in American Literature, language: English, abstract: This term paper will deal with one of ...

Author: Kevin Maier

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638057028

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim, course: Narratives of passing in American Literature, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This term paper will deal with one of these novels that fit both of the aforementioned criteria – it is hard to translate into a screen play and the filmic version did not receive much attention at the box-office with a tanking of only 5,000,000 US$ in the United States (The Human Stain [Box Office]). The subject under discussion is the contemporary novel THE HUMAN STAIN written by Philip Roth and first published in 2000. The novel tells the story of a former college professor, Coleman Silk, who resigns from his position after being misleadingly accused of racism. After the death of his wife he is willed to write a book about his life. At this point, the reader does not know that Coleman Silk is black himself but has been passing for white for over four decades, which tragically turns the whole situation of racial harassment into irony. In the year 2003, thus only three years after the novel had been published, the filmic version was released - an incredibly short period of time for the development, shooting and postproduction of a movie. Was it maybe too short? This term paper primarily focusses upon the passing strand of THE HUMAN STAIN, and, therefore, its adaptation to the big screen. Is it even possible to deliver an appropriate intermedia translation of such a highly complex plot as it is to be found in Philip Roth's novel from 2000? How did the author use race to express the actions and especially the misery of the main character Coleman Silk? In what way did Robert Benton depict Anthony Hopkin's character of the passing figure in the cinematic version? And most importantly, does the translation from book to script, and then finally, to film succeed in the end?
2008-06-03 By Kevin Maier

Author: Therese Burgess

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ISBN: OCLC:224382619

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2002 By Therese Burgess

《人性的污秽》 It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his ...

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9787894000668

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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《人性的污秽》 It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser. “美国三部曲”的登峰之作,与前两部相比,小说中各元素之间更加制衡,更具整体性,对人性的探讨更加彻底。小说重磅炸弹似的主题,注定其成为各方评论的主题。
2014-02-25 By Philip Roth

Bonnie Lyons declares that the late trilogy of which The Human Stain is the third part “establish[es] Roth as our most important author of significant American tragedies” (125). Elaine Safer suggests that the comic elements of the novel ...

Author: Adam Kelly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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American Fiction in Transition is a study of the observer-hero narrative, a highly significant but critically neglected genre of the American novel. Through the lens of this transitional genre, the book explores the 1990s in relation to debates about the end of postmodernism, and connects the decade to other transitional periods in US literature. Novels by four major contemporary writers are examined: Philip Roth, Paul Auster, E. L. Doctorow and Jeffrey Eugenides. Each novel has a similar structure: an observer-narrator tells the story of an important person in his life who has died. But each story is equally about the struggle to tell the story, to find adequate means to narrate the transitional quality of the hero's life. In playing out this narrative struggle, each novel thereby addresses the broader problem of historical transition, a problem that marks the legacy of the postmodern era in American literature and culture.
2013-04-25 By Adam Kelly

The last volume in Roth's trilogy, The Human Stain, begins in 1998 during the revelations of Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. 'It was the summer in America when the nausea returned, when the joking didn't stop, ...

Author: Paul Levine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137267665

Category: History

Page: 312

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The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in the world. This revised and updated new edition introduces the historic and tumultuous developments in American politics, foreign policy, society and culture during this period. It includes coverage of key recent events, such as the: - 2008 election of Barack Obama - global recession - protracted war in Iraq and Afghanistan - rise of the internet - transformation of American Society and Culture - challenges of new immigration and multi-culturalism - changing global status of the US in the new millennium. Examining the American Moment in a global context, the authors emphasise the interaction between politics, society and culture. America Since 1945 encourages an awareness of how central currents in art, literature, film, theatre, intellectual history and media have developed alongside an understanding of political, economic and social change.
2010-11-17 By Paul Levine

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Author: Debra Shostak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826422279

Category: Literary Criticism

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2011-06-16 By Debra Shostak