The Human Stain

Novel by Philip Roth


The Human Stain is a novel by Philip Roth set in late 1990s rural New England. Its first person narrator is 65-year-old author Nathan Zuckerman, who appeared in several earlier Roth novels, and who also figures in both American Pastoral and I Married a Communist, two books that form a loose trilogy with The Human Stain. Zuckerman acts largely as an observer as the complex story of the protagonist, Coleman Silk, a retired professor of classics, is slowly revealed.
A national bestseller, The Human Stain was adapted as a film by the same name directed by Robert Benton. Released in 2003, the film starred Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, and Gary Sinise.

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Fand das Buch langatmig und nicht sonderlich spannend. Kann mich nicht wirklich in einen der Protagonisten hereinversetzen ... habe bei diesem Buch wohl einfach einen anderen Geschmack als die breite Masse.

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