Patrimony by Philip Roth

patrimony by Philip Roth

The true story of Roth’s father dying. A late Roth masterpiece. The New York Times opines “Looked at through the lens of poetry, Mr. Roth seems a notably pure fiction writer: intellectual, ironic and practical in a European way, never straining for the seedy romantic lyricism of some American novelists.” There is only one way to tackle the death of a loved one, unsentimentally. Yes, there is sentiment involved, in spades, but it is never shoveled on, as a bad author would do.

 

Mr A

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