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Fritz Weaver,Philip Roth
Dove Entertainment Inc (April 1, 1993)
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Operation Shylock: A Confession (. ISBN 0-671-70376-5) is novelist Philip Roth's 19th book and was published in 1993.

Operation Shylock: A Confession (.

Operation Shylock: A Confession Audiobook – Unabridged. Philip Roth (Author), Fritz Weaver (Narrator), Phoenix Books (Publisher) & 0 more.

Operation Shylock: A Confession. Winner of the National Book Award for FictionSabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. At sixty-four Sabbath is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous; sex is an obsession and a. The Counterlife. I’ve drawn Operation Shylock from notebook journals

Operation shylock: a confession. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. I’ve drawn Operation Shylock from notebook journals.

Philip Roth, Operation Shylock: A Confession. This is where the late, great Roth run began. Operation Shylock started what might just be the greatest series of great books by one author I can think of

Philip Roth, Operation Shylock: A Confession. Operation Shylock started what might just be the greatest series of great books by one author I can think of: Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993) Sabbath's Theater (1995) American Pastoral (1997) I Married a Communist (1998) The Human Stain (2000). Like I tend to do with great writers, I back into their early greats. I Look, I've got more personalities than I can use already. All you are is one too many. Philip Roth, Operation Shylock: A Confession. This is where the late, great Roth.

John Demjanjuk’s lawyers, one of whom, Yoram Sheftel, was an Israeli, never disputed the existence of Ivan the Terrible or the horror of the atrocities he committed

Operation Shylock is Philip Roth's twentieth published book - and perhaps his very best

Operation Shylock is Philip Roth's twentieth published book - and perhaps his very best. 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.

Roth novels Deception: A Novel (1990) Operation Shylock: A. .He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times.

Roth novels Deception: A Novel (1990) Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993) The Plot Against America (2004). Kepesh novels The Breast (1972) The Professor of Desire (1977) The Dying Animal (2001). This site is maintained by his . publisher Vintage Books. In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral.

Operation Shylock: A Confession (1993). Saxton, Martha (1974) Philip Roth Talks about His Own Work Literary Guild June 1974, . The Plot Against America (2004). Balint, Benjamin, "Philip Roth's Counterlives," Books & Ideas, May 5, 2014. Bloom, Harold, e. Modern Critical Views of Philip Roth, Chelsea House, New York, 2003. Bloom, Harold and Welsch, Gabe, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations of Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, Chelsea House, 2003.

Written by Philip Roth, Audiobook narrated by Fritz Weaver. In Operation Shylock, master novelist Philip Roth confronts his double, an impostor whose self-appointed task is to lead the Jews back to Europe from Israel. Narrated by: Fritz Weaver. Length: 16 hrs and 1 min. Categories: Classics, American Literature. The "fake" Philip Roth becomes a monstrous nemesis to the "real" Philip Roth, who must take a frightening and mysterious journey through the volatile Middle East.

Roth's recreation of a frightening and mysterious journey through the volatile Middle East is at once a spy story, a political thriller, a meditation on identity, and a confession. 12 cassettes.
  • I have ALL fiction books by Roth, but I have only read 6. I had high expectations for this one, and although it did not disappoint, my expectations were I guess too high. This is something I of course knew already, because when you are expecting too much of something, usually things don't go as expected.
    Anyway, as for the book, I loved the approach to Zionism that Roth brings to the table, and I also loved the idea of the double Roth character.

  • In OPERATION SHYLOCK, the character Philip Roth travels to Israel, where he plans to interview Aharon Applefeld, a gentle writer whose subject is the disappearance of the Jews from Europe and the effect of the Holocaust on survivors. This literary activity is a form of therapy for the character Roth who is not completely recovered from a battle with Halcion, a medication that gave him suicidal thoughts and a sense of mental disintegration. On the verge of this trip, Roth also learns of an impostor Philip Roth in Israel. This impostor espouses a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict--so-called Diasporism--which is the migration of Ashkenazi Jews back to Europe, where they will live without threat of extermination by the Arabs. Concurrent with Roth's trip is the public trial of Ivan the Terrible, a brutal Ukrainian and Nazi guard who drove the Jews into the gas chambers at Treblinka.

    Interestingly, Roth explores these parallel story lines-- the near destruction of Philip Roth and his fight for identity; and the near destruction of the Jews and their fight for survival in Israel--through the presentment and analysis of myriad doubles. For example, there is Roth, the emotionally delicate writer who identifies troubling moral issues but not their answers. And, there is Roth the impostor, who boldly seeks the limelight for his wacky ideas. Further, there is Applefeld, a writer who creates art as he explores his terrible childhood in the Holocaust. And, there is Apter, Roth's stunted fearful child-like cousin who never overcame the effects of the war. Then, there is George Ziad, a hysterically angry Palestinian who tries to shape Roth's perspective on Israel. And there is Smilesburger, an agent for the Mossad who seeks to persuade through his knowledge of Chofetz Chaim, a Polish rabbi who was insightful but critical of the Jews. Since OPERATION SHYLOCK is fiction, it's important to state that all the characters forming these and Roth's many other doubles are credible and interesting. At the same time, their diametrical natures open huge issues for Roth to explore, with his characters taking the reader to both sides. It's great work.

    Even so, OPERATION SHYLOCK does occasionally feature an element of Roth's writing that can stall his narrative. Defining this quality is Roth, himself, who in the final chapter of SHYLOCK writes: "...instead of being fortified by your victory over him, you self-destructively build into the letter egregious ambiguities that you then exploit to undermine the very equanimity you are out to achieve." Roth, in other words, sometimes seems attracted to a line of writing and reasoning because he is compulsively contrary. But since this is a book of doubles, Roth gives the opposite analysis a few pages later. "To do so ran counter to all the inclinations of one whose independence as a writer, whose counter suggestiveness as a writer, was simply second nature and had contributed as much to his limitations and his miscalculations as to his durability." Certainly, this helps to explain the richness of Roth's amazing oeuvre.

    To further validate this contrariness, I point out that OPERATION SHYLOCK refers, in this novel, to an undercover mission that the character Roth undertakes for the Israeli government, describes in a long chapter for this novel, and then expunges at the urging of Smilesburger, the Mossad agent. And this missing chapter is the contrary double of the novel OPERATION SHYLOCK, where Roth explores all his themes at length and in frank and revealing detail.

    Fascinating and highly recommended.

  • I am a fan of Roth's. However, as it happens with every writer, I feel sometimes disappointed with his work. Too huge to always meet expectations. This was the case with Opreation Shylock. The idea is intriguing and, at the beginning, one gets very involved with the plot. But then, well, it is, in a single word, too much. The dialogues (and musings)are so long, one loses track of the story. The characters end up playing, in some ways, their parts to the extreme. All this said, Operation Shylock remains "a must". Be patient and read it to the end, because Roth's creativity and andimagination is worth the endeavor.

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  • This man knows how to write a novel.

  • I normally don't feel comfortable evaulating fiction because I simply haven't read enough of the classics to have a good handle on it (although I do like reading these Amazon reader reviews and find them helpful).

    I decided in the past year to read most of the NY Times best fiction of the past 25 years ("Beloved", the Rabbit novels, McCarthy, DeLillo...see [deleted by Amazon...]). For me, this one is the very best of that group.

    Roth's writing is just super crisp and hits the sweet spot of a good story with some action but also evokes lots of major themes. In some sense it is almost too bad that Roth writes so much about Jewish issues and growing up in Newark NJ in his novels, in that those cast a big shadow over the artistry of the writing. Don't let the Jewish themes in this book distract you from the great writing. Israel is actually the perfect template to raise these issues of duality in life and in the world. Operation Shylock is a rare work of fiction that seems to build up throughout the book and doesn't start off too great, remain bland, or only have good patches (ie, DeLillo Underworld's beginning, Updike's predictability, or Beloved's good patches). If you can only read one book on that NY Times list, I would recommend this one.

  • This is my second read through most of Roth and this one remains one of my favorites. I suppose it would make better sense for new readers of Roth to read some of the books mentioned in this one first ... but I'm not sure its necessary. Order the bagels, chubs and lox and don't forget the cream cheese. This baby is a Roth-fest!

  • It's Phillip Roth. Plenty of sex, amazing intelligence and depth, not one of his most successful experiments, but as always really gets you thinking.