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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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Review: Everyman

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A novella, really, reflecting on aging and death, but not too drenched in morbidity. One man re-examines his life (mostly in his own words) as he comes to face his mortality. I am a fan of Roth's prose, even when he ventures out on this limb. Read full review

Review: Everyman

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Really enjoyed this, as it almost echoes in a more contemporary sense "Augie March". Roth, as ever, is in control of his materials and narrative form.It works too as social history, or can be read as such. Read full review

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