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Vintage Books, 2007 - Aging - 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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Roth's unnamed protagonist takes on the "big one" here, confronting his mortality. Never particularly robust, he envies his brother's health as he details the deterioration of his own. The father of ... Read full review


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not worth reading . i put it down after 14 way thru. because it was not enjoyable at all. you know what is coming in the end no surprise . if your negative and want to be depressed you ll like it. Read full review

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