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Soon to be a major motion picture based on Philip Roth's outstanding novel Indignation, starring Sarah Gadon, Logan Lerman and Ben Rosenfield, and adapted for the screen by James Schamus

During the second year of the Korean War in 1951, studious, law-abiding Marcus Messner is beginning his sophomore year on the conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College. Marcus has fle
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Published August 6th 2009 by Vintage (first published September 16th 2008)
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Jan 27, 2014 Lawyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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INDIGNATION,the novel, and an opinion regarding literary criticism

Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book "Indignation" is one of those novels about which some critics are a bit, well, indignant. They're indignant that Roth didn't produce another masterpiece of the same degree as "American Pastoral," "The Human Stain," or "The Plot Against America," to name a few.

They also are a bit indignant that Roth once again addresses the same issues he has repeatedly addressed in previous works, that is, overcomin
Aug 16, 2016 Darwin8u rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Of a terrible, the incomprehensible way one's most banal, incidental, even comical choices archive the most disproportionate result.”
― Philip Roth, Indignation


There was a period when I hated Roth's small books. I loved his big, strong, hefty books. I thought DeLillo and Roth's novella periods were horrible indulgences; vanity projects meant to expel some small idea, some festering detail yet unexplored in their earlier masterpieces. A prose zit popping. I still think they are a bit indulgent a
Cymru Roberts
It wouldn't be a Philip Roth book without some raining semen.

This time the splooj comes not from a chronic masturbator, but a lil goodie two-shoes named Markie Boy. Him, and a couple of frat dooshbegs that raid the girls' dorms at a small college in a display of human atrocity similar to the Apache ambush in Blood Meridian. Marcus is like the Anti-Portnoy, repressed instead of indulgent. Both of them come from strict Jewish households and both have parents that have inculcated them with extreme
Aug 22, 2016 Perry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of Roth's so-called "short, devastating sex-and-mortality novels" "I did that because I like you so much."

Marcus Messner, a Jewish kid from Newark, son of a kosher butcher man, says he used to be "the nicest boy in the world," until he goes to Winesburg College (a fictional nod to Sherwood Anderson's short story collection), a small Lutheran college in Ohio (maybe south Ohio in hillbilly country). He has fled his overprotective father and intends to focus on his studies. His goals at 19 in 1
MJ Nicholls
A diverting but hollow novel about Marcus, a butcher’s son encountering various problems in his first term at college. The strongest moments in the book are the touching father/son scenes in the first section, followed closely by the comedic bouts of hauteur exchanged between Marcus and the Dean of the college in the latter part. But please excuse, humble reader, the clanging Kosher butcher/Korean war metaphor, the unconvincing “disturbed” love interest, the shamblingly overwritten and ludicrous ...more
Nickolas the Kid
Άχρωμο, άγευστο, άοσμο... Δεν μπορώ να χαρακτηρίσω αλλιώς το πρώτο βιβλίο του Ροθ που διάβασα..

Οκ, ο τρόπος γραφής του είναι προσιτός και όμορφος, αλλά μέχρι εκεί... Σκόρπιες σκέψεις χωρίς βάθος, χαρακτήρες που συμπεριφέρονται αλλόκοτα χωρίς λόγο και μια αγανάκτηση η οποία δεν θεμελιώνεται πουθενά.
Ειδικά όταν ο Ροθ πάει να εμβαθύνει στις σκέψεις του Μπερτραντ Ράσελ το αποτέλεσμα είναι ελαφρώς αστείο και αφελές.

Ο νεαρός Μάρκους είναι ένας φοιτητής στην μεταεφηβική ηλικία που όμως συμπεριφέρεται
Sep 09, 2015 Elyse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I guess I never wrote reviews on the Roth books I read. Yet... He was one of my favorite American Authors!

Retired now... Can't blame him. But ... Oh .., how I'd enjoy new Roth book today!
Apr 01, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ho letto in qualche commento che Markus Messner, il protagonista di Indignazione, sia in un certo senso avvicinabile a Holden Caufield: anche lui un’anima pura, un idealista “indignato” che si scaglia contro il mondo bigotto degli adulti americani. Markus è uno studente modello, sempre primo nei voti, figlio devoto di un padre ebreo macellaio kosher che lo adora, tanto da esasperarlo con i suoi soffocanti controlli fino a spingerlo ad allontanarsi dal college che frequenta a Newark, dove è nato ...more
Nov 17, 2008 Benjamin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was a mess. It's the story of a young, blue-collar college man, Marcus, who grows up happily working in his father's butcher shop and idolizing the old man. Then, for reasons that remain unexplained, his father succumbs to traumatic anxiety about his son's future, and ends up questioning every decision of his and Marcus's. Of course, the parental anxiety of letting go is understandable as a motive, but Marcus's father jumps far beyond the ordinary, with no explanation (and no attempt, ...more
В началото ми беше скучно, но за радост авторът изостави умозренията относно тегобата на сините топки и прострените на няколко страници метафизични философствания за естеството на отвъдното и се зае със сюжета. За толкова къс роман оставя забележително чувство за удовлетворение след прочитане, все едно съм прочела много по-дълга книга - умението да развие убедителни персонажи и да започне и завърши няколко тематични нишки на 150 страници е забележително.

Отначало реших, че книгата е за оцеляванет
Sep 26, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is only my fourth Roth novel (though I do believe American Pastoral to be one of the great American novels of the 20th century) so I don't really know how to place it. If Samuel Beckett took Portnoy's Complaint and distilled it into a seething novella of adolescent angst and disconnection (leavened with a heavy dose of Oedipal conflict) it would probably look something like Roth's latest offering. Why Beckett? Well, his view of the afterlife suggests we are condemned to live, over and over, ...more
Със сигурност най-добрият роман, който прочетох през тази година!
Рот разсъблича цяло едно общество и не се притеснява да насочи погледите към онова, което се крие под дрехите - религиозни и семейни предразсъдъци; неясни ценности, що се отнася до любов и интимност; знакови последици от привидно случайно и спонтанно взети решения.
Малко на брой страници, които прехвърлях бавно, защото исках да взема на порции човешкото желание да разбере и подреди живота според своите очаквания и пълната невъзможно
Gri Limanlar
Aug 07, 2016 Gri Limanlar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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19 yaşındaki Marcus, ailesine, derslerine ve ahlak kurallarına sıkı sıkıya bağlı bir genç. Boş zamanlarında kasap olan babasının yanında çalışıyor ama bu mesleği sürdürmek istemiyor, hayalleri bambaşka. Bu nedenle üniversiteye gidiyor. Fakat babasında birdenbire baş gösteren kaygı bozukluğu ve bunun etkisinde sürekli kendisine baskı yapması nedeniyle kaydını başka, daha uzak bir üniversiteye aldırıyor. Yeni hayatına alışmaya çalışırken, oda arkadaşları, bağnaz okul yöneticileri, kız arkadaşı Oli ...more
Jun 02, 2013 Dessislava rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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След като останах толкова неприятно изумена от ''Гърдата'', се чудя как изобщо хванах друг роман на Филип Рот доброволно. За мое щастие тази случайност се оказа щастлива.

''Възмущение'' ме накара да чета припряно и лакомо. И ми припомни ''Къде си, Аляска'' по много странен начин, показвайки много ясно разликата между писателя и Писателя. И двете истории разглеждат първата колежанска година на сравнително затворено и добре възпитано момче, което е единствено дете в семейство от средната класа. И д
فیلیپ راث

1. طرح داستان طرحی فوق العاده، زوایای دوربین عالی است. این رمان در دو بخش است:
_زیر مورفین: بیان اول شخص مارکوس، مارکو از خود و خاطراتش می گوید و ما به زودی میفهمیم که این صفحاتی از زندگی اوست که در لحظات احتضار(جانسپاری) از ذهنش عبور میکند.
در یک صفحه از این بخش فیلیپ راث از زبان مارکو بطور شگفت انگیزی عالم فرازندگی را و ذهن، اندیشه و خاطرات را در دنیای پس از مرگ بیان میکند که بی نظیر است. اینجاست که خواننده در اوایل با یک شک مواجه می شود و برای پاسخ به پرسشها تا انتهای کتاب یک نفس پی
Nov 21, 2008 Judith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Кремена Михайлова
„Откачена набожност за нищо.“

Разгромяване на невъзможността на принудителната религиозност - този удобен параван за кухостта на подобна „лицемерно набожна колежанска дупка“. Сгромолясване на претенциите на следвоенна Америка, че владее положението.

„Погледни мен, с цялото ми жалко традиционно възпитание.“

Много ме интересуват тези години в САЩ – непосредствено след Втората световна война. Противни са ми напъните и изкуствеността на мнозинството, макар да разбирам колко са били неизбежни. Инерцият
Aug 09, 2016 orsodimondo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ritorno a Winesburg, Ohio, che per essere un'oscura cittadina sperduta dell'Ohio, è diventata letterariamente celeberrima grazie all'invenzione, o creazione, di Sherwood Anderson, cui Roth paga omaggio nel suo romanzo.

Indignazione è un ottimo romanzo di formazione, e deformazione, e disgregazione, visto che si conclude con la morte del protagonista, un memorabile Marcus Messner.
Ci sono momenti più che notevoli: su tutti, secondo me, il primo colloquio tra Marcus e il decano, che
Aug 21, 2016 Valentina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my third Roth's novel, and so far he has never disappointed me.

It is 1951, the second year of Korean war. Marcus is the son of a kosher butcher, the first of his family to go to college. Even if he has always proved to be a responsible boy, his father goes mad because he is always worried that his son is doing something that will ruin his life forever like gambling or going to whorehouses. Even if he gets straight A's and works as a waiter on the weekends to pay his studies, he is criti
Aug 24, 2012 Rayroy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not quite sure of how to review this book, with out ruining it, by giving away a very improtant eleament, it’s best to read “Indignation” without knowing anything about it, other then what the book jacket tells the would be reader. So here goes, this is my attempt. Also a lot of the reviews on goodreads should have had spoiler warnings on them; I would have loved “Indignation” so much more had I not read any reviews before hand.

With some novels the year in which it takes place isn’t all t
Oct 07, 2016 Ammar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

A campus novel about a Jewish student Marcus who falls for Olivia. But it's not just love and it's not just a usual novel. It's 1952 and America is in the Korean War and it's the era of the Bomb and the Cold War... paranoia and whatnot.

How can the Jewish student do something with his life with an overbearing father and a strong headed mother... he runs to a college 1700 miles away from Newark and enter adulthood.

Pleasure to read, and I have to say one gets used to the Jewishness of R
رغد قاسم
في الواقع النهاية كانت صادمة للغاية
في البدء لم تكن سوى رواية بسيطة و سلسلة عن يوميات شاب في ظروف الحرب و الرعب الذي يصيب والده خوفاً عليه
و افكار الشباب العادية، الكبت الجنسي و الرغبة في التحرر من قيد العائلة و الدين الخ .
لكن النهاية كانت صادمة، يبدو ان الوالد كان محقا يعرف انه في ظروف الحرب على الاخص يمكن لأي شيء تافه و سخيف ان يكلف إنساناً حياته !
شعرت باني تلقيت ضربة شديدة و مباغتة على معدتي عند النهاية !
Sarah ~
Oct 28, 2015 Sarah ~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ماركوس ميسنير فتى في الثامنة عشر ابن لعائلة يهودية محافظة يعيش صراعات على عدة مستويات مع والده ومجتمعه ومع نفسه .
ماركوس أيضاً تتنازعه الأفكار حول تمسكه بما اعتاد عليه أو التقدم إلى الأمام.
وهنا تبرز تناقضات شخصيته التي أتقن فيليب روث في عرضها . .

المعضلة الكبرى كانت مع والده : صراعه للإستقلال .
والده الرجل التقليدي الخائف من فقدان ابنه والغاضب والمصاب بالبارانويا .
هو أيضاً ينزلق إلى هذا المنحدر أحياناً فهو غاضب وخائف ووحيد بإختياره .
يدفعه هذا للإبتعاد عن المنزل للدراسة في جامعة بعيدة حيث تسيطر قوان
Jenny (adultishbooks)
Barely 2 stars

I wanted to drop-kick the protagonist so much and I'm not sure what the point of this novel is.

Not sure if I will see the movie now. We shall see.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Indignation, Philip Roth
عنوان: خشم؛ نویسنده: فلیپ راث؛ مترجم: فریدون مجلسی؛ تهران، نیلوفر، 1388، در 191 ص؛ شابک: 9789644484209؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
Филип Рот - един от писателите, определяни за живи класици, трикратен носител на "ПЕН/Фокнър", удостоен с "Пулицър", Национален медал за изкуство на Белия дом и редица други безчет отличия, които вече не помня. Направо да се почувстваш виновен, ако не ти хареса толкова. Не че намирам "Възмущение" за посредствена книга - бих казала, че в своя малокалибрен формат успява да обхване доста широкоспектърна тематика. Просто очаквах истински литературен шамар (в хубавия смисъл), но не го получих. Не усе ...more
hope mohammed
او الاحق ثلاث ونص ، الرواية تبدأ بجملة استفتاح (تحت تأثير المورفين) فاعطتني شعور بعد قراءة القليل لدراما معينة اتجهت اليها بارادتي وهذه الفكرة التي استحوذت علي نموذجية للغاية عن قصة عادية انتهت بنوع من الادمان لربما للبطل

تشبه القصة قصص الافلام الامريكية عن شباب الجامعة وهي تتكلم عن جامعة واينزبيرغ والذي حدث فيها الحادث حقيقة لاخيال وهو يحكى في الكتاب عن شغب الطلاب وقد انتقل لها الطالب المتفوق ماركوس ميسينر هاربا من والده الذي اتعبته اتهماته كوالد يخشى على حياة ولده ومستقبله في ايام صعبة تواجه ف
Sep 21, 2008 R. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fatima Alammar
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يكتب فيليب روث بأسلوب ممتاز، ليس بالأسلوب الحاد، لكنه قادر على الوصول إلى مناطق خفيّة ببراعةِ جرّاحٍ متمرِّس.

سخط: كتابة عن المشاعر، وكيف يمكن لها أن تستبّد بالإنسان. والدة مارك كانت تقول له (قد تكون المشاعر أكبر مشكلة في الحياة. يُمكن أن تلعب المشاعر أكثر الخدع فظاعة).

سخط: قصة مارك الغاضب من أبيه. الأب الذي هو غاضبٌ بدوره. مارك المهووس، المتفوّق، الذي يشعر بالمؤامرات الصغيرة والسرية التي تُحاك ضده -مع ذلك هو قادر على ملاحقة خيوطها بقوة خياله وقدرته على الربط الغريب. مارك الساخط، حادّ الذكاء، وال
Jun 03, 2016 ΠανωςΚ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
«Η 'Αγανάκτηση' είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα που σε εξαπατά με τη μικρή του έκταση. Είναι σαν τα έργα των μεγάλων ζωγράφων, οι οποίοι έμειναν στην ιστορία για τον πλούτο και τη λεπτομέρεια των ελαιογραφιών τους αλλά σε αφήνουν άφωνο και με την αμεσότητα και την αποτελεσματικότητα ενός σκίτσου τους».

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Philip Milton Roth is an American novelist. He gained early literary fame with the 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus (winner of 1960's National Book Award), cemented it with his 1969 bestseller Portnoy's Complaint, and has continued to write critically-acclaimed works, many of which feature his fictional alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman. The Zuckerman novels began with The Ghost Writer in 1979, and inc ...more
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