Operation Shylock

Operation Shylock

A Confession

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A man whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe is at the center of this meditation on identity

Blackwell North Amer
What if a look-alike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you?
In his extraordinary new book, his most ingenious and original work since Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe, a Moses in reverse and a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth.
Suspenseful, hilarious, hugely impassioned, pulsing with intelligence and narrative energy, Operation Shylock is at once a spy story, a political thriller, a meditation on identity, and a confession.
This master novelist has never been more demonically brilliant than in the re-creation of his frightening and mysterious journey through the volatile Middle East. Operation Shylock is Philip Roth's twentieth published book - and perhaps his very best.

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A Moses in reverse and a man whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews out of Israel and back to Europe is at the center of this meditation on identity. 125,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993.
ISBN: 9780671703769
0671703765
Branch Call Number: ROT
Characteristics: 398 p. ; 24 cm.

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ANTHONYZEDAN
Nov 26, 2016

All the humor and drama you would expect with a Philip Roth Novel while dealing with some heavy topics, holocaust survivors and the question of Israel's existence. The narrator, in this case, the writer Philip Roth, after a mental breakdown, comes to learn that his double, another Philip Roth, is an activist in Israel and using the writer's celebrity to promote his radical ideas. what is fiction and what is not? Read the novel and decide for yourself.

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Cabby
Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 1994 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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