Everyman

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Vintage Books, 2007 - 182 pages
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Philip Roth's novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The fate of Roth's everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers, through the family trials and professional achievements of his vigorous adulthood, and into his old age, when he is rended by observing the deterioration of his contemporaries and stalked by his own physical woes. The terrain of this novel is the human body. Its subject is the common experience that terrifies us all.

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Great writing, albeit a bit boring. - LibraryThing
Prose that is at times lyrical. - LibraryThing
Credit can be given to to Roth for his writing. - LibraryThing

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This is a brutal book. It shows a culture to itself -- not just in a mirror, but on a high def screen. Everyman is brutal in its medical detail, its sexual explicitness, and its minute description of ... Read full review

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The narrative voice of Everyman pulled me in immediately. A story of the human condition -- the voyage of one man who is everyman. If you liked Roth's novel Paternity, you will like this. It is a tale ... Read full review

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