- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (25 Feb. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014028267X
- ISBN-13: 978-0140282672
- Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 2 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 735,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Goodbye Columbus: And Five Short Stories Paperback – 25 Feb 1999
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`A great novella - amazingly, this was Roth's first book - about love, sex and growing up.'
--Observer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House, and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for ‘the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003–2004’.
Recently Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award ‘for a body of work . . . of enduring originality and consummate craftsmanship’ and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, given to a writer whose ‘scale of achievement over a sustained career . . . places him or her in the highest rank of American literature’. In 2011 Roth won the International Man Booker Prize.
Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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The other stories are also insightful and engrossing and well worth reading.
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Peculiar style of writing and an even odder storyline. very modern I suppose for the time it was writtenPublished 16 months ago by deborah frost
Not a book I imagine that Roth will look back on with especial pride. In truth the opening tale in this book of short stories is stiff, turgid and an ordeal to read. Read morePublished on 18 May 2001