Operation Shylock by Philip Roth

Operation Shylock: A Confession is novelist Philip Roth's 19th book and was published in 1993. The novel follows narrator "Philip Roth" on a journey to Israel where he attends the trial of accused war criminal John Demjanjuk. At the same time, the character seeks out an impersonator who has appropriated his identity and used his celebrity to spread "Diasporism," a counter-Zionist ideology advocating the return of Israeli Jews to their countries of origin. The ensuing struggle between this doppelgänger-like stranger and "Roth", played against the backdrop of the Demjanjuk trial and the First Intifada, constitutes the book's main story.

The 1773rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)
  2. - What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Operacion Shylock Paperback 8702441 $17.23 $17.51
Operation Shylock. Ein Bekenntnis. Hardcover 24128567 $27.19 $20.89 2003
Operación Shylock (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1595626 2013
Operation Shylock Hardcover 12622018 $95.00
Operation Shylock: A Confession Paperback 1091080 $9.19 $2.00 1994
Operation Shylock. Ein Bekenntnis. Paperback 19866947 $10.00 1998
Operación Shylock / Operation Shylock (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7456766 $9.62 $32.74 2005
Operation Shylock (Folio) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 20029338 $19.97 $21.99 1997
Operation Shylock : A Confession (Vintage International) Paperback 687691 $8.00 $2.09 1994
Operation Shylock Kindle Edition 277361 $9.99 2012
Operation Shylock: A Confession Hardcover 596421 $4.31 $0.01