American Pastoral is a Philip Roth novel concerning Seymour "Swede" Levov, a Jewish-American businessman and former high school athlete from Newark, New Jersey. Levov's happy and conventional upper middle class life is ruined by the domestic social and political turmoil of the 1960s, which in the novel is described as a manifestation of the "indigenous American berserk". The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 and was included in Time's "All-TIME 100 Greatest Novels". The film rights to it were later optioned by Paramount Pictures. In 2006, it was one of the runners-up in the "What is the...
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