Our Gang

Our Gang

by Philip Roth

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A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon.

In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn’t have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307539489
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/19/2009
Series: Vintage International
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 832,420
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003–2004.” Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize. He died in 2018.



Date of Birth:

March 19, 1933

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey


B.A. in English, Bucknell University, 1954; M.A. in English, University of Chicago, 1955

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Our Gang 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
roblong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pretty funny, the first couple of sketches are really good. It loses a bit of momentum as it stitches together a plot, but the prompt crushing of a Boy Scout-led protest and the successful invasion of Denmark by the US turn it around. A long way from Roth¿s best, but a good, quick 200-page blast of fun. Written in 1971, before Watergate, so Roth could say he told you so.
TurtleBoy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book wages an unflinching satirical assault on the crimes and misdemeanors of the first Nixon administration (imagine Roth writing this after Watergate!) in the form of tongue-in-cheek press conferences, newscasts, and presidential policy sessions. Whip-like wit and absurdist farce carry the story forward as President Trick E. Dixon invades Denmark in order to forcibly extradite baseball player Curt Flood, hoping to frame him for inciting ten thousand boy scouts to demonstrate against Dixon's proposed enfranchisement of the unborn.As closely as the dystopian dialogue matches that of Nixon and his advisers, handlers, and public relations personnel, with its gall and swagger it more closely still resembles the pandering and pablum of the current Bush administration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pins silverfur down hold still it will be over quick
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay. I understand i know not to push you... bye if you need new ons im at party res1 bye *leaves*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wants to become ah #Ganqsta ;) lolol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Sets on a table, smoking and flipping a silver poker chip up in the air.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My real gang calls me checks dont ask if ya do ya get cut
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What do i do now
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