A report on American Pastoral

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Philip Roth novel published in 1997 concerning Seymour "Swede" Levov, a successful Jewish American businessman and former high school star athlete from Newark, New Jersey.

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Roth in 1973

Philip Roth

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American novelist and short story writer.

American novelist and short story writer.

Roth in 1973

He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, which featured one of his best-known characters, Nathan Zuckerman.

Theatrical release poster

American Pastoral (film)

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Theatrical release poster

American Pastoral is a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor and written by John Romano, based on the 1997 novel of the same name by Philip Roth.

Nathan Zuckerman

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Fictional character created by the writer Philip Roth, who uses him as his protagonist and narrator, a type of alter ego, in many of his novels.

Fictional character created by the writer Philip Roth, who uses him as his protagonist and narrator, a type of alter ego, in many of his novels.

He reintroduced Zuckerman as witness and narrator in a trilogy of historical novels: American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000), set in the period from the 1960s into the 1990s.

A residential street in Weequahic

Weequahic, Newark

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Neighborhood in the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Neighborhood in the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

A residential street in Weequahic
Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic United Presbyterian Church
Highrise apartment buildings at Weequahic Park along the Elizabeth Avenue Corridor: 555, 515, 455, 440 left to right

Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there.

1967 Newark riots

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Episode of violent, armed conflict in the streets of Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Episode of violent, armed conflict in the streets of Newark, New Jersey, United States.

The riots were depicted in the 1997 Philip Roth novel American Pastoral as well as its 2016 film adaptation, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.

Elizabeth, New Jersey

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City and the county seat of Union County, New Jersey, United States.

City and the county seat of Union County, New Jersey, United States.

View Near Elizabethtown, N. J., oil painting by Régis François Gignoux, Honolulu Museum of Art
The Singer Sewing Machine Company's factory at Elizabethport, ca. 1876
Art Deco Hersch Tower
Goethals Bridge
School # 1 can be seen in the distance from the park on Court Street.
Warinanco Park, Elmora
St. Patrick's Church, Elizabethport
War monument; north Elizabeth
War memorial in Union Square
Industrial "backyard" east of Elizabeth, New Jersey
City Hall, Eggers & Higgins, architects, 1940.
The John E. Dwyer Technology Academy and Dunn Sports Center
Northbound Interstate 95/New Jersey Turnpike in Elizabeth
CNJ's former Elizabeth Broad Street train station, completed in 1893 or 1894, with the current NJT station in the background

Elizabeth is the hometown of Mary Dawn Dwyer Levov, the principal female character in Philip Roth's 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral.

Class reunion invitation, Yale College, 1850

Class reunion

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Meeting of former classmates, often organized at or near their former high school or college by one or more class members.

Meeting of former classmates, often organized at or near their former high school or college by one or more class members.

Class reunion invitation, Yale College, 1850
People in class reunion of Calumet High School, Michigan
Class reunion in Vienna{{where|date=September 2017}} with the participation of former teachers

Philip Roth's American Pastoral (1997)

Swede Masin

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High school and college athlete of great versatility.

High school and college athlete of great versatility.

In the late 1990s, Masin attracted much attention, thanks to Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral (1997).

John Jacobs (center, football helmet) and Terry Robbins (with sunglasses) at the Days of Rage in Chicago in October 1969.

John Jacobs (activist)

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American student and anti-war activist in the 1960s and early 1970s.

American student and anti-war activist in the 1960s and early 1970s.

John Jacobs (center, football helmet) and Terry Robbins (with sunglasses) at the Days of Rage in Chicago in October 1969.

In the fiction novel American Pastoral by Philip Roth, the daughter of the central character appears to be a member of the Weather Underground.

Yolande Fox

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American singer and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America 1951.

American singer and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss America 1951.

Aboard the USS Monterey in 1951
Fox's home in Washington, D.C.

In the early 1990s Yolande Fox was contacted by the writer Philip Roth, who was researching the Miss America beauty pageant for his novel American Pastoral.