Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Philip Roth's "Everyman"

Philip Roth's Everyman should delight Roth fans: it's an excellent novel. For readers who have not yet read Roth, it's a great place to start.

The novel has been amply reviewed at the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and Slate, among other publications, so I'll not write up my own opinion.

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer's review is a minor work of art itself. Her bottom line: "Philip Roth is a magnificent victor in attempting to disprove Georg Lukacs's dictum of the impossible aim of the writer to encompass all of life."

--Marshal Zeringue