The Human Stain (2000) is a novel by Philip Roth, published May 5, 2000. The book is set in Western Massachusetts in the late 1990s. It is narrated by 65-year-old author Nathan Zuckerman, who appears in several earlier Roth novels, and who also figures in both American Pastoral (1997) and I Married a Communist (1998), two books that form a loose trilogy with The Human Stain. Zuckerman acts largely as an observer as the complex story of the protagonist, Coleman Silk, a retired professor of classics, is slowly revealed.
A national bestseller, The Human Stain was adapted as a film by the same name directed by Robert Benton. Released in 2003, the film starred Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Wentworth Miller and Gary Sinise.
Aus dem Amerikanischen von Dirk van Gunsteren.
Zuckermann begegnet dem alternden Professor Coleman Silk, der durch Missverständnisse und Intrigen alles verloren hat – sein Renommee, seine Familie.
Das große Geheimnis, das ihn umgibt, kann er wahrscheinlich nur mit Faunia, seiner jungen Geliebten, teilen.
Ein Sittenbild der amerikanischen Gesellschaft.
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Hanser Belletristik