Everyman

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Vintage Books, 2007 - 182 pages
516 Reviews
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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A stunning work of elegiac prose. - Goodreads
It's always hard to read about life in decline. - Goodreads
The Plot Against America was good, but this was better. - Goodreads
Roth's writing style is fantastic. - Goodreads
Grim, depressing, but the ending is quite exquisite. - Goodreads
Well written with good characterization. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carole Sustak - Goodreads

In my mind, Roth is a very deep, thought provoking writer who does not fall into the casual reading category. It has been a while since I have read Roth, so Everyman was a very nice welcome back into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

didn't enjoy this, but I think it was the wrong time for me to read it. Read full review

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