quarta-feira, setembro 29, 2004
The Plot Against America
The Story Behind 'The Plot Against America'
By PHILIP ROTH
At the center of this story is a child, myself at 7, 8 and 9 years of age. The story is narrated by me as an adult looking back 60-odd years at the experience of that child's family during the Lindbergh presidency, but nonetheless a child plays a role in this book comparable to the role generally played by adults in my other books.
One angry man
Though ostensibly a historical drama, it is impossible to read The Plot Against America without thinking of the country's current leadership, and sensing Roth's dismay at the evangelical Christian belief system that underpins policy. His father, who is very much the conscience of the novel, says: '...every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I'd think I was having a hallucination.'
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quarta-feira, setembro 29, 2004