Thursday, May 4, 2017


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Library – This month’s title is American Pastoral by Phillip Roth. Philip Roth gives us an elegy for all the twentieth century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Seymour Levov – a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, comes of age in thriving, triumphant post-war America. When his adored daughter becomes a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism, he is wrenched out of his idyllic existence into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is considered Roth’s masterpiece.

Convened by Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available from BCCLS.

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