First Edition of Philip Roth's Our Gang; Signed by Him
Item Number: 156
New York: Random House, 1971.
First edition of Roth’s fifth book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang" is Philip Roth's brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M. Nixon. In the character of Trick E. Dixon, Roth shows us a man who outdoes the severest cynic, a peace-loving Quaker and believer in the sanctity of human life who doesn't have a problem with killing unarmed women and children in self-defense. A master politician with an honest sneer, he finds himself battling the Boy Scouts, declaring war on Pro-Pornography Denmark, all the time trusting in the basic indifference of the voting public. "Brilliant satire in the real Swift tradition" (Anthony Burgess).