Eng 214 Study Sheet One - American Pastoral

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English 214 – Study Sheet One for American Pastoral Reading Assignment (week 1) You are to read Philip Roth’s American Pastoral in full by this Friday, May 20 th . Study Sheet One will cover Part 1 of the novel (pp. 3-113) Study Sheet Two (supplied Wednesday) will cover Part II of the novel (pp.117-281) Study Sheet Three (supplied Thursday) will cover Part III of the novel (pp. 285-423) Study questions are intended to guide your reading of the novel and help your formulate ideas for postings. Read the Wikipedia article on Philip Roth for background before you start the novel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Roth Follow the links to the article on American Pastoral and the other two later novels of Roth that trace the experiences of the same main character, Nathan Zuckerman. These are The Human Stain and I Married a Communist . Familiarize yourself a bit with these other works. 1. What is the meaning of Seymour Levov’s nickname, “Swede”? What significance does Swede’s unJewish Jewishness have for Nathan Zuckerman and
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Volti during the Spring '09 term at Clemson.

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