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Everyman, by Philip Roth

Philip Roth's novel, Everyman, begins at the funeral of its protagonist. The remainder of the book looks back on episodes from his life. The book traces the protagonist's feelings as he gets increasingly older and ill and ponders his impending death. He mornfully reflects on his past, which has included his share of misdeeds and mistakes.

For Everyman, which was published in 2006, Philip Roth won his third PEN/Faulkner Award, making him the only person so honored. Roth gained fame with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, that earned him a National Book Award. In 1969 he became a major celebrity with the publication of the controversial Portnoy's Complaint. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel, American Pastoral.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Marc - great choice. And what a wonderful discussion!

    May 3, 2011

  • Greg C.

    The book got mixed reviews, but the discussion was great, as always.

    May 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best meeting yet... Even tho I didn't enjoy the book, I enjoyed the discussion tremendously

    May 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Everyone, for a good, interesting, discussion. Here is the link to the interview with Philip Roth about Everyman, conducted by Terri Gross on her show, Fresh Air. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5390578

    May 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for the interesting discussion. Here is a link to the interview with Philip Roth about Everyman, from Fresh Air with Terry Gross. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5390578

    May 3, 2011

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