A Serious Man (Paperback)

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A Serious Man (Paperback)

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It is 1967 and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him since she has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues. His domestic woes accumulate: his unemployable brother Larry is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is playing hooky from Hebrew school, and his daughter is sneaking money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.

Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation, thus putting in jeopardy Larry's chances for tenure at the university. As if all this wasn't enough, he is tormented by the sight of his beautiful next door neighbor sunbathing nude.

Larry's search for some kind of equilibrium is conveyed with the kind of humor, imagination, and verbal wit that have made the work of Ethan and Joel Coen so distinctive.

Ethan and Joel Coen have made many critically acclaimed films together. They received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1997 for Fargo and the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay for their 2007 film No Country for Old Men.

Ethan and Joel Coen have made many critically acclaimed films together. They received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1997 for Fargo and the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay for their 2007 film No Country for Old Men.
Product Details ISBN: 9780571255320
ISBN-10: 0571255329
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: October 13th, 2009
Pages: 144
Language: English