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Indignation, Philip Roth

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Indignation
Title
Indignation
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
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Language
eng
Summary
What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual? It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War. A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, New Jersey, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. And why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled? Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad--mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy. As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son, the father's fear arises from love and pride. Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer. He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.--From publisher's description
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Title
Indignation
Creator
Summary
In 1951 America, during the second year of the Korean War, Marcus Messner, a studious young man from Newark, New Jersey, escapes his butcher father's fears about the potential dangers facing his beloved son, by attending college at Ohio's pastoral, conservative Winesburg College, where he confronts the confusing customs and constrictions of a different world
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
260251
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
I53 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Philip Roth
Indignation, Philip Roth

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