• There are few writers who write with such power of the loss of powers

    Times Literary Supplement
  • If its subject embraces mortality, its sentences ring with vitality, and Roth reminds us why "the transforming exigencies of prose fiction" still matter even as the light begins to die

    Mail on Sunday
  • Taken together the Zuckermam novels read as both a noisy New Jersey Kaddish for 50 years of American History and an extraordinary contemporary "Song of Myself"

    New Statesman
  • At his best, Philip Roth constructs his novels from huge blocks of material, to produce an effect that is overpowering

  • Here is a noble revelation of the curel vulnerability of the body we live in without choice

    Times Literary Supplement

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