One of the most prolific American writers of his time, Philip Roth was known for his autobiographical and controversial protagonists. He began accumulating awards for fiction with the publication of his novella Goodbye, Columbus (1959), and he continued receiving national and international recognition until his death earlier this year. This first class will examine American Pastoral (1997), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The second session will be devoted to The Human Stain (2000), narrated by the fictional Nathan Zuckerman, a recurring character in Roth’s novels. The final class will discuss The Plot Against America (2004), which tells the story of an alternate history in which Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR in the presidential election.