Everyman

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Vintage Books, 2007 - 182 pages
510 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  - Nancy Doerrer - Goodreads

Thought to be somewhat autobiographical, this very short novel gets very deep very quickly. It begins with the cemetery scene where the protagonist is laid to rest. He died from a heart attack after ... Read full review

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