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Patrimony By Philip Roth

Patrimony
by Philip Roth

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The author examines the life and experiences of his father as the latter comes to terms with a diagnosed brain tumour. Full of love and dread, Roth accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, marvelling at his long, stubborn engagement with life.
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Patrimony: A True Story by Philip Roth

The author examines the life and experiences of his father as the latter comes to terms with a diagnosed brain tumour. Full of love and dread, Roth accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, marvelling at his long, stubborn engagement with life. In Patrimony, Roth's father is surrounded by a gang of vivid Jewish elders: Lil, Herman's last and much maligned love; his room-mate Bill who can hear the Marine Band he used to play with in World War I being played inside his teeth; the Auschwitz memoirist Walter with his surprising manuscript...and always at the centre of it all, Herman, defiant, enraged, desolated, at the end of his life still striving to prevail. Patrimony is dominated by Herman's tough integrity, but is also an intensely painful story, as Roth has to decide whether or not to have the tumour operated on, and whether or not to terminate his father's life.

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About Philip Roth


Philip Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933 and educated at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, on the US National Book Award for Ficition in 1960 and was made into a highly successful film. His other books include the international bestseller Portnoy's Complaint, The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson, The Prague Orgy, The Coutnerlife (winner of the 1987 National Book Critic's Circle Award) and The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography.

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GOR003625526
Patrimony: A True Story by Philip Roth
Philip Roth
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1991-04-25
240
0224030108
9780224030106
N/A
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