The Resource Everyman, Philip Roth

Everyman, Philip Roth

Label
Everyman
Title
Everyman
Statement of responsibility
Philip Roth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. [He] now turns his attention from "one family's harrowing encounter with history" (New York Times) to one man's lifelong skirmish with mortality. The fate of Roth's everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death on the idyllic beaches of his childhood summers, through the family trials and professional achievements of his vigorous adulthood, and into his old age, when he is rended by observing the deterioration of his contemporaries and stalked by his own physical woes. A successful commercial artist with a New York ad agency, he is the father of two sons from a first marriage who despise him and a daughter from a second marriage who adores him. He is the beloved brother of a good man whose physical well-being comes to arouse his bitter envy, and he is the lonely ex-husband of three very different women with whom he's made a mess of marriage. In the end he is a man who has become what he does not want to be. The terrain of this powerful novel -- Roth's twenty-seventh book and the fifth to be published in the twenty-first century -- is the human body. Its subject is the common experience that terrifies us all. Everyman takes its title from an anonymous fifteenth-century allegorical play, a classic of early English drama, whose theme is the summoning of the living to death
Summary
A successful commercial artist with three very different ex-wives, a daughter who adores him, and two sons who despise him, the protagonist finds his confidence, sense of independence, and well-being undermined by an attack of illness in middle age
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Awards note
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2007.
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142324
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-2018
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Roth, Philip
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Jewish men
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Domestic fiction
  • Jewish men
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Everyman, Philip Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62330606
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780618735167
Lccn
2005031538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780618735167
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)62330606
Label
Everyman, Philip Roth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62330606
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780618735167
Lccn
2005031538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780618735167
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)62330606

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