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The Dying Animal

by Roth, Philip

Condition: Good/No Jacket


New York: Vintage Books/Random House, Inc, 2002. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. A story of the descent of David Kepesh, over sixty cultural critic and star lecturer at a New York College. Clean and unmarked cover, spine heel and lower front corner scuffed, slight wear to upper corner and spine head. Binding tight and solid. Last few pages and rear cover rumpled along lower edge, otherwse pages clear, clean, unmarked, no creases. 156 pages. 8 x 5.2 inches. 2002, Vintage Books/Random House, Inc, New York.

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. 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 awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.




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