Goodbye, Columbus: And Five Short Stories
Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
Philip Roth's prize-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight and humane compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters.
Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer and fall into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories - sometimes iconoclastic, sometimes elegiac - that crackle with irreverent originality and display Roth's blazing early talent.
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GOODBYE COLUMBUS & 5 SHORT 6KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This release by the 1960 National Book Award winner will acquaint listeners with the world of American Jews in the 1950s and to Roths wit and insight into the problems accompanying assimilation. A ... Read full review
Review: Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short StoriesUser Review - Clinton - Goodreads
Don't know why I went back to Roth after despising American Pastoral (surprised and disappointed that I did). But I liked this, Roth's first published work. The novella, "Goodbye, Columbus," is good ... Read full review