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Characteristically, Nathan also discovers that his own story was bound up with the blacklistings and ruined careers of the immediate postwar period. It seems that he had been tainted by his association with the Ringolds--Murray was in fact his high-school teacher--and was denied the Fulbright scholarship he deserved. "They had you down for Ira's nephew," Murray tells Nathan. "The FBI didn't always get everything right." Roth's acerbic style and keen eye for emotional detail goes to the heart of this moment of high tragedy in which the American dream was damaged beyond repair. --Lisa Jardine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent audiobook, and the only Philip Roth audiobook I have listened too. He accurately captures an era while telling the tragic story of his protagonist, Ira Ringold. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aaron van Alstine
I read Portnoy's Complaint and it was uncomfortable, edgy, racy, confusing, frustrating and had me flipping the pages even after making me want to put it away. Read morePublished 9 months ago by UL
In this provocative novel, the author addresses the hysteria which swept through post-WWII America, whereby anyone remotely associated with Communism or communists stood a good... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Grattan
An amazing text.
An engrossing and educational read. I loved the character of Eve Frame allegedly based on Roth's wife Claire Bloom.
Roth never fails to keep the readers interest in the story and the characters. Never predictable, always interesting, sometimes a bit too talky. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pedro
The story of Ira Ringold; "Iron Rim" of the hit radio show, married to the actress Eve Frame. From a tough upbringing in Newark and a spell in the navy docks in Iran during WW2,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by An admirer of Saul
Philip Roth's I MARRIED A COMMUNIST, 1998, is one of his Zuckerman books, but one in which the author's alter ego Nathan Zuckerman simply narrates: the story of Ira Ringgold, whom... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephanie De Pue
Roth is especially good at describing character. His characters here, as in most of his books are wonderfully quirky and unique. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen E. Berk
One of the turning points in Philip Roth's I Married a Communist occurs when narrator Zuckerman learns that he missed an important scholarship because the FBI mistakenly made him a... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Phred