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A postwar American masterpiece - Daily Telegraph

Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Micky Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress - an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring exceeds even his own - Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.

Reviews

Sabbath explodes some mad genie out of his bottle...[Sabbath's Theater] has more firestorming prose than any other novel I have read this year

Observer

In time this will be seen as Roth's best novel so far

James Wood, Guardian, Books of the Year

A work of near-heroic vitality and cunning

Sunday Telegraph

For me, the book of the year - maybe the decade - is Sabbath's Theater...funny...moving, imaginative, deep...A masterpiece

TLS

absolutely filthy book with one of the most unpleasantly priapic and desperate anti-heroes in modern literature. A delight

Nigel Lindsay, Daily Express

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    9781407018638

    August 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    496 pages

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    9780099582014

    October 25, 1996

    Vintage

    464 pages

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