I Married a Communist by Philip Roth

 

I Married a Communist by Philip RothIf you want to read about the McCarthyism which ran rampant through the early fifties in America, this could well be seen as a great introduction: as well as exposing the inequities that twisted the country coming out of the second world war proud and victorious, it is also a great investigation of a particular flawed psychology, that of Ira Ringold, on top of the whole cast of flawed characters that are involved in this story. As with all Roth novels, it is beautifully written and every scene observed with that old Nathan Zuckerman discernment tinged with irony that makes him one of the great narrators of the twentieth century. Another great Zuckerman novel. Another great Roth novel.

Mr A

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