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I Married a Communist

Paperback $15.95

Nov 02, 1999 | 336 Pages

  • Paperback $15.95

    Nov 02, 1999 | 336 Pages

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New York Times Notable Book of the Year WINNER

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award NOMINEE 2000


"A bitter, often funny, always engrossing story that wonderfully evokes a time and place in our common past…. The idealisms and hypocrisies of the postwar period [are] brilliantly resurrected." —Robert Stone, The New York Review of Books

"A remarkable work—remarkable in its stringent observation of American life…remarkable in its wisdom. Mr. Roth has the frantic politics of this frantic time—the McCarthy era—in exact pitch." —Arthur Schlesinger, The New York Observer

"As social history it bbreathes life. In Ira Ringold, Roth has created one of his singularly ripe, vigorous characters. Ira’s dizzying rise and fall out of and back into the working class trace the trajectory of twenty years of American history." —Todd Gitlin, Chicago Tribune

"Philip Roth is an amazing writer…. I Married a Communist may very well become his classic work; perhaps a classic for all time."–The Plain Dealer

"Gripping…. A masterly, often unnerving, blend of tenderness, harshness, insight and wit."–The New York Times Book Review

"I Married a Communist is filled with passages as fine and sharp as anything Roth has ever written (which is to say, as fine and sharp as anything in contemporary American literature)."–The Village Voice Literary Supplement

"I Married a Communist leaves you–both dumbfounded and in awe."–Chicago Sun-Times

"[S]eals [Roth’s] reputation as a writer at the very top of his game."–The Philadelphia Inquirer

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