Our Gang (Paperback)

By Philip Roth, Martin Asher (Editor)
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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon.

In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn’t have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public.

About the Author

Philip Roth is one of the most decorated writers in American history, having won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, the PEN/Faulkner Award three times, the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and many more. He also won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union and in the same year received the National Medal of Arts at the White House. In 2001 he received the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, given every six years "for the entire work of the recipient."

Praise For…

"Disturbing, logical...and very funny.... In short, a masterpiece."—The New York Times Book Review

"Perhaps the funniest and most complex exercise in sustained political satire since Animal Farm." — Newsweek

"Outrageously hilarious." —Saturday Review of Books

"Brilliant satire in the real Swift tradition." —Anthony Burgess

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375726842
ISBN-10: 0375726845
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 29th, 2001
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Vintage International