Books in the park : The plot against America, by Philip Roth
To celebrate the end of a gorgeous summer and the start of the new school year, we will give our Book Club a fresh reboot by meeting at the Bois de La Cambre, to discuss the Read of the month :
Philip Roth’s novel “The Plot Against America” is a masterwork of counterfactual history, a what-if story in which Charles Lindbergh, the aviation hero and Nazi sympathizer, is elected President in Protected content , leading to the widespread persecution of Jews in the United States. The novel is also a counterfactual masterwork of personal history. (Judith Thurman recently interviewed Roth about it in The New Yorker.) It’s not one of Roth’s Zuckerman novels or one of his Kepesh novels; it’s a Roth novel, composed as if it were an autobiographical tale, written by the adult Philip Roth about the child Philip Roth and his family—endowed with their real-life names, his parents, Herman and Bess, and his brother, Sandy—and set in Newark’s Weequahic neighborhood, where the novelist was, in fact, raised.
Curious to find out more ? Read the book and join us for another one of our interesting discussions !
Even if you don't manage to read the book entirely, you remain more than welcome to take part in our talks !
Feel free to bring a towel to sit on and a drink and/or snack for yourself and/or to share with the others...
In case of bad weather, we can always look for shelter Protected content
And don't forget...the Protected content , will hold a conference (in French) about this author on Thursday Sept 6th, at 6.30 pm on Monday evening Sept 10th, they will discuss his book 'Pastorale américaine' (in French) from 6.30 pm onwards both events are free and open to the public, but in French only.
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