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The Anatomy Lesson

The Anatomy Lesson

1996 ·
·3.65·1,969 Ratings ·304 Pages
“ Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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  • Herzog

    2003·
    ·3.78·15,526 Ratings
    This is the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, mourner, and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegrates around him - he has failed as a writer and teacher, as a father, and has lost the affection of his wife to his best friend - Herzog
  • Novels 1967–1972: When She Was Good / Portnoy’s Complaint / Our Gang / The Breast

    2005·
    ·3.83·156 Ratings
    In this, the second volume of The Library of America’s definitive edition of the collected works of Philip Roth, published by special arrangement with the author, the range and inventiveness of Roth’s fiction is dazzlingly displayed in four extraordin
  • Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories / Letting Go

    2005·
    ·4.03·339 Ratings
    "The title novella, Goodbye, Columbus, the story of a summer romance between a poor young man from Newark and a rich Radcliffe co-ed, is both a tightly wrought tale of youthful desire and a satiric gem that takes aim at the comfortable affluence of the po
  • Sabbath's Theater

    1996·
    ·3.85·6,436 Ratings
    Winner of the National Book Award for FictionSabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. At sixty-four Sabbath is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous; sex is an obsession and a
  • The Counterlife

    1996·
    ·3.9·2,977 Ratings
    The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted uncea
  • Operation Shylock: A Confession

    1994·
    ·3.76·2,927 Ratings
    What if a lookalike stranger stole your name, usurped your biography, and went about the world pretending to be you?In this tour de force of fact and fiction, Philip Roth meets a man who may or may not be Philip Roth. Because someone with that name has be
  • The Great American Novel

    2002·
    ·3.65·1,657 Ratings
    In this ribald, richly imagined, and wickedly satiric novel, Roth turns baseball's status as national pastime and myth into an occasion for unfettered picaresque farce, replete with heroism and perfidy, ebullient wordplay and a cast of characters that inc
  • Letting Go

    1997·
    ·3.67·1,027 Ratings
    Letting Go is Roth's first full-length novel, published just after Goodbye, Columbus, when he was twenty-nine. Set in 1950s Chicago, New York, and Iowa city, Letting Go presents as brilliant a fictional portrait as we have of a mid-century America defined
  • Reading Myself and Others

    2001·
    ·3.76·281 Ratings
    The interviews, essays, and articles collected here span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world." Here is Roth on himself and his work and the
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