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A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (Writers from the Other Europe)

By: Kis, Danilo; Brodskey, Joseph; Roth, Philip

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1980

Seller ID: 2275765

ISBN: 0140054529

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed, ink name on front flyleaf. 1980 Trade Paperback. xvii, 134 pp. A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (Serbo-Croatian: Grobnica za Borisa Davidovica / ???????? ?? ?????? ??????????) is a collection of seven short stories by Danilo Kiš written in 1976 (translated into English by Duska Mikic-Mitchell in 1978). The stories are based on historical events and deal with themes of political deception, betrayal, and murder in Eastern Europe during the first half of the 20th century (except for Dogs and Books which takes place in 14th century France). Several of the stories are written a... View more info

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Professor of Desire

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199857

ISBN: 0374237565

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few faint spots on boards, front jacket flap creased, two light creases on rear flap. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. 8vo. As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes. Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be—or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ménage à trois in London to the throes of loneliness in New York, he creates a supremely intelligent, affecting, and often ... View more info

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Goodbye, Columbus and Other Stories

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library:

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2300932

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1 inch section of p. 67/68 damaged causing minor loss of text, spine slightly faded. We have more books available by this author!. 299, [5] pp. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters. Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimk... View more info

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The Professor of Desire: A Novel

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204367

ISBN: 1122697449

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. Jacket spine toned, jacket lightly toned. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself “a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes.” Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be?or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ménage a trois in London to the throes of loneliness in New York, he creates a supremely intelligent, affecting, and often hilarious novel about the dilemma of ... View more info

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The Breast

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301515

ISBN: 0030037166

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Stain on rear jacket panel. 1972 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 78 pp. 8vo. Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a 155-pound female breast. What follows is a deliriously funny yet touching exploration of the full implications of Kepesh's metamorphosis?a daring, heretical book that brings us face to face with the intrinsic strangeness of sex and subjectivi... View more info

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The Great American Novel

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270442

ISBN: 0030045169

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper, boards lightly soiled, jacket toned with a few small tears, jacket flaps lightly creased. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. ...the story of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league baseball team in America history, whose wretched players wander like refugees from one Patriot League city to the next during World War Two... View more info

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The Anatomy Lesson

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279095

ISBN: 0374104913

Condition: Good


First edition. Foxing to page ridge. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In 1973, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer who has lost the ability to create, attempts to console himself with women as he decides to abandon writing and become a doctor. View more info

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When She Was Good

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2282805

ISBN: 0394451872

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Edge wear to jacket. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. When She Was Good is the story -- at once satiric and serious -- of Lucy Nelson, a Midwestern girl who believes herself to be the moral superior of her family and friends, and of how she and those around her are destroyed when she sets out to prove that in matters of right and wrong she is the ultimate authority. View more info

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Portnoy's Complaint

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Bantam: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2297843

Condition: Good


1st printing. Spine faded, light edge wear. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Roth's influential and scandalous tale of a young man coming of age. View more info

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The Plot Against America: A Novel

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2292302

ISBN: 0618509283

Condition: Very Good


9th printing. Top edge faintly smudged. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 391, [1] pp. 8vo. When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial “understanding” with A... View more info

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The Human Stain

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2293068

ISBN: 0618059458

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Top edge lightly foxed. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361, [5] pp. 8vo. 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. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and ... View more info