The Human Stain (2000) is the third book in the American trilogy that Philip Roth wrote at the end of the last century, a series of novels focused on the political events of different decades and how those events affected the country and its image of itself. It was a national bestseller, and is generally considered to be one of his two or three best novels. The reviewer for the Chicago Tribune said: “In American literature today, there’s Philip Roth, and then there’s everybody else.” That Roth could have produced such an impressive novel to complete the trilogy, and such a comprehensive trilogy at this stage of his career, and still not be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, is one of the great l…
Rampton, David. "The Human Stain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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