American Pastoral

American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 423
ISBN: 067653869X
Language: en
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An ordinary man finds that his life has been made extraordinary by the catastrophic intrusion of history when, in 1968 his adored daughter plants a bomb that kills a stranger, hurling her father out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk.

American Pastoral

American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780547415970
Language: en
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American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall—of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov—a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory—comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving—and hating—America. It's a book about wanting to belong—and refusing to belong—to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral—a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement—against the indigenous American Berserk.

The Human Stain

The Human Stain
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 2001-05-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780375726347
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PEN/FAULKNER AWARD • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Pastoral delivers “a master novelist's haunting parable about our troubled modern moment" (The Wall Street Journal). It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser. Coleman Silk has a secret, one which has been kept for fifty years from his wife, his four children, his colleagues, and his friends, including the writer Nathan Zuckerman. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. And to understand also how Silk's astonishing private history is, in the words of The Wall Street Journal, "magnificently" interwoven with "the larger public history of modern America."

African American Pastoral Care

African American Pastoral Care
Author: Edward P. Wimberly
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Abingdon Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781426729324
Language: en
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Respond to God's unfolding drama to bring healing and reconciliation. In this major revision of his classic book, Dr. Edward Wimberly updates his narrative methodology by examining current issues in African American pastoral care and counseling.

A Study Guide for Philip Roth s American Pastoral

A Study Guide for Philip Roth s  American Pastoral
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781410339805
Language: en
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A Study Guide for Philip Roth's "American Pastoral," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Unchosen Ones

The Unchosen Ones
Author: R. J. Kern
Release: 2022
Editor: MW Editions
Pages: 136
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Language: en
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In 2016, award-winning Minnesota-based photographer R. J. Kern made portraits of youth contestants at Minnesota county fairs. Each participant—some as young as four years old—had spent a year raising an animal, which they had then entered into a 4-H livestock competition. None of the youths who sat for him had succeeded in winning an award, despite the obvious care they had given to their animals. The Unchosen Ones depicts the bloom of youth and the mettle of the kids who grow up on farms, reminding us how resilient children can be when confronted with life's inevitable disappointments. The formal qualities of the lighting and setting endow these young people with a gravitas beyond their years, revealing self-directed dedication in some, and in others, perhaps, the pressures of traditions imposed upon them. Kern's beautiful portraits capture a particular America, a rural world, and a time in life when the layered emotions of youth are laid bare. Four years later, in 2020, Kern returned to photograph his young subjects. The most recent photographs show how the children have grown into adolescence or young adulthood: some of them have continued to pursue animal husbandry, while others have developed other interests. It is likely that some of these kids will not choose to continue running their family farms—an unpredictable and demanding way to make a living. These diptychs are punctuated by lush landscapes of the farms that are their homes. As Kern made the second group of photographs, he asked his young subjects what they had carried forward from their previous experience. What were their thoughts, their dreams, and their goals for the future? How would they fit into the future of agricultural America?

I Married a Communist

I Married a Communist
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 1998
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9780395933466
Language: en
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In an eloquent novel set against the turbulent backdrop of the McCarthy era, radio actor Iron Rinn, an idealistic Communist, marries beautiful actress Eva Frame, but their private relationship becomes a national scandal when Eva publicly betrays her husband's politics to a gossip columnist. 150,000 first printing.

The Pastoral Clinic

The Pastoral Clinic
Author: Angela Garcia
Release: 2010-06-08
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780520258297
Language: en
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Lyrically evoking the Española Valley and its residents through conversations, encounters, and recollections, The Pastoral Clinic is at once a devastating portrait of addiction, a rich ethnography of place, and an eloquent call for a new ethics of care. --amazon.com.

The Great American Novel

The Great American Novel
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781466846449
Language: en
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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. "Roth is better than he's ever been before.... The prose is electric." (The Atlantic) 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.

The Rural Life

The Rural Life
Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
Release: 2007-09-03
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Pages: 129
ISBN: 9780316029322
Language: en
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The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm.

American Imperial Pastoral

American Imperial Pastoral
Author: Rebecca Tinio McKenna
Release: 2017-01-20
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780226417936
Language: en
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In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously “Made No Little Plans,” set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism for the Pacific colony. The spaces he created, most notably in the summer capital of Baguio, gave physical form to American rule and its contradictions. In American Imperial Pastoral, Rebecca Tinio McKenna examines the design, construction, and use of Baguio, making visible the physical shape, labor, and sustaining practices of the US’s new empire—especially the dispossessions that underwrote market expansion. In the process, she demonstrates how colonialists conducted market-making through state-building and vice-versa. Where much has been made of the racial dynamics of US colonialism in the region, McKenna emphasizes capitalist practices and design ideals—giving us a fresh and nuanced understanding of the American occupation of the Philippines.

Budding Prospects

Budding Prospects
Author: T.C. Boyle
Release: 1990-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101573860
Language: en
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An “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men growing marijuana in Northern California All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.

Immigrant Pastoral

Immigrant Pastoral
Author: Susan Dieterlen
Release: 2015-07-16
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781317422891
Language: en
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Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where different landscapes reveal a history of inequality of opportunity. Together these two landscape types illustrate how inequality can persist or abate through comprehensive descriptions of the three main types of Midwestern Mexican-American landscapes: Established Communities, New Communities, and Mixed Communities. Each is described in spatial and non-spatial terms, with a focus on one example city. Specific directives about design and planning work in each landscape type follow these descriptions, presented in case studies of hypothetical landscape architectural projects. Subsequent chapters discuss less common Midwestern Mexican-American landscape types and their opportunities for design and planning, and implications for other immigrant communities in other places. This story of places shaped by immigrants new and old and the reactions of other residents to their arrival is critical to the future of all cities, towns, and neighborhoods striving to weather the economic transformations and demographic shifts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The challenges facing these cities demand the recognition and appreciation of their multicultural assets, in order to craft a bright and inclusive future.

Reading Myself and Others

Reading Myself and Others
Author: Philip Roth
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781466846470
Language: en
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The interviews, essays, and articles collected in Reading Myself and Others span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world." Here is Roth on himself and his work and the controversies it has engendered. Here too are Roth's writings on the Eastern European writers he has always championed; and on baseball, American fiction, and American Jews. The essential collection of nonfiction by a true American master, Reading Myself and Others features his long interview with The Paris Review.

Nature Writing

Nature Writing
Author: Don Scheese
Release: 2013-10-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781134980772
Language: en
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mexican American Catholics

Mexican American Catholics
Author: Eduardo C. Fernández
Release: 2007
Editor: Paulist Press
Pages: 185
ISBN: 080914266X
Language: en
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Mexican-American Catholics is the third book in the Paulist Press Pastoral Spirituality Series, following Vietnamese-American Catholics by Peter C. Phan and American Eastern Catholics by Fred J. Saato. Author Fr. Fernandez presents the history of Christianity in Mexico via Spain, the conditions of Mexican Catholics in America, and the challenges facing Mexican-American Catholics, as well as suggestions on how to meet them. Pastoral strategies for assisting Mexican-American Catholics in becoming more active members of the church are included, as is an extensive bibliography. Book jacket.

The Kid from Tomkinsville

The Kid from Tomkinsville
Author: John R. Tunis
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781453221198
Language: en
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Rookie pitcher Roy Tucker is full of hope for his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers—and hope might be what the team needs most Roy Tucker—a small-town kid from Tomkinsville, Connecticut—has quit his job at the drugstore and packed up for Dodgers training camp in Clearwater, Florida, hoping to make the team as a rookie pitcher. He expects the field to be competitive and realizes he might not pass muster, but after just one practice, he discovers just how difficult a goal he has set. But the Dodgers are an aging team, and owner Jack MacManus is getting tired of the smart remarks from sports reporters and the manager of the rival Giants, Bill Murphy. With a little coaching and encouragement from Dave Leonard, the oldest catcher in the big leagues, this kid from Tomkinsville might be just what the team needs.

Pastoral Care in a Korean American Context

Pastoral Care in a Korean American Context
Author: Angella Son
Release: 2021-01-04
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9783030485757
Language: en
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This book provides theoretical background and pastoral strategies for pastors, lay leaders, and congregation members to foster a restoration of the human dignity imputed by God and the good community God desires. It addresses issues in pastoral care and pays particular attention to Korean and Korean American contexts. Some of the specific issues addressed include wisdom for common life (Chung Yong) as a theological and pastoral task, tension between Confucianism and feminism, care of the abused and abusers in intimate violence, ageism and elderly care, racism and cultural identity of Korean youth, sexual ethics among Korean young adults, and depression and addiction among Korean American youth and young adults. All of the contributors have a strong background in clinical and/or pastoral practices in addition to theoretical expertise.

Keystone Kids

Keystone Kids
Author: John R. Tunis
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9781453221150
Language: en
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Two brothers called up from the minor leagues try to turn around the Brooklyn Dodgers’ dismal prospects It’s late in the season, and the Brooklyn Dodgers have been flagging, dropping through the ranks as the Pittsburgh Pirates take the league. When a scout brings Spike and Bob Russell up from the minor leagues, the “Keystone Kids” quickly prove their worth. With Spike at shortstop and Bob at second base, the future starts to look a little brighter—but Spike sees the slumping team begin to fall apart again the following year, as even his own brother picks on Klein, the new Jewish catcher. Exasperated and tired of being in last place, owner Jack MacManus unexpectedly promotes Spike to manager, hoping to shake his team of its losing habit.

Pastoral Pragmatism and Twentieth Century American Poetry

Pastoral  Pragmatism  and Twentieth Century American Poetry
Author: A. Mikkelsen
Release: 2011-01-31
Editor: Springer
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780230117150
Language: en
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In the first expansive study of American pastoral since Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden , Mikkelsen reinvigorates discussion of this literary mode as a form of cultural commentary whose subjects extend beyond the simple or rustic life to encompass the major social, economic, and political transformations of the past century.