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The Great American Novel

Literary


by
Philip Roth

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Format: EPUB

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Language: English

Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you’ve never heard of them — or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history — because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.Philip Roth’s richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball’s status as national pastime and myth into an unfettered farce featuring heroism and perfidy, lively wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you’ve never heard of them — or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history — because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.Philip Roth’s richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball’s… (more)

Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you’ve never heard of them — or of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league ball team in American history — because of the communist plot and the capitalist scandal that expunged the entire Patriot League from baseball memory.Philip Roth’s richly imagined satiric narrative, The Great American Novel, turns baseball’s status as national pastime and myth into an unfettered farce featuring heroism and perfidy, lively wordplay and a cast of characters that includes the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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