Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus

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Philip Roth won the National Book Award for "Goodbye, Columbus", the story which gives this collection of stories its title. The story traces the love relationship of Neil, a young college boy, and Brenda, the spoilt but love-starved daughter of a wealthy manufacturer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140062556
  • 9780140062557

Review Text

The world of the American Jew provides the cultural milieu for the title short novel and five stories by a young writer familiar to readers of the New Yorker, Esquire, Commentary and the Paris Review. The subjects are not unusual - a young man on the make socially, intellectually and amorously; love and middle-age; the problems of growing up, etc. - But Mr. Roth's treatment of his characters and themes is notable in its intensity, masterly fusing of esthetic approaches, Salinger-like ear for dialogue, humor and maturity of outlook. A Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award (and a good deal more literary than some recent choices) this is a must for all readers interested in the contemporary American literary scene. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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2 5% (626)
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