Operation Shylock: A Confession

Philip Roth (Author)
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Description

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award
In Operation Shylock, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip Roth. Because someone with that name has been touring Israel, promoting a bizarre reverse exodus of the Jews. Roth is intent on stopping him, even if that means impersonating his own impersonator. With suspense, philosophical speculation, and a cast of characters that includes Israeli intelligence agents, Palestinian exiles, and an enticing charter member of an organization called Anti-Semites Anonymous, Operation Shylock barrels across the frontier between fact and fiction, history and nightmare.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
March 15, 1994
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.27 X 0.81 X 8.08 inches | 0.87 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679750291
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About the Author

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 twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He 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." 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. 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. He died in 2018.

Reviews

"One of Roth's grand inventions.... [He is] a comic genius...a living master." --Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books

"The uncontested master of comic irony." --Time magazine

"A devilish book, nervously exuding a kind of delirious brilliance like sweat at every pore, and madly comic." --Alfred Kazin

"A brilliant novel of ideas...Roth has gone farther into his own genius than he ever has before." --Ted Solotaroff, The Nation