Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Everyman is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret and stoicism.
The novel takes its title from a classic of early English drama, whose theme is the summoning of the living to death.
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 stalked with physical woes.
The terrain of this powerful novel is the human body. Its subject is the common experience that terrifies us all.
A human story for our times
Shimmers with the mysteries and regrets of a whole life...poignant, droll, and eloquent
Capable of altering the way you see the world
Alive with literary brilliance for all its deathly subject matter
So compelling, so important
To mark to release of Blake Bailey's celebrated new biography of the literary giant, here is the perfect primer for anyone interested in delving into the work of Philip Roth, from his breakthrough successes to late career triumphs.
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Philip Roth wrote 31 books over the course of his career. Between them, the books have won prizes, caused controversy, and generally shaken up the landscape of American fiction. But if you’re new to Roth, where do you start? At the beginning, the middle, the end? Six of his biggest fans in publishing share their advice.