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  • 02 June 2019
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free read Nemesis by Philip Roth · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Harges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries Focusing on Cantor’s dilemmas as polio begins to ravage his playground and on the everyday realities he faces Roth leads us through every inch of emotion such a pestilence can breed the fear the panic the anger the bewilderment the suffering and the pain Moving between the smoldering malodorous streets of besieged Newark and Indian Hill a pristine children’s summer camp high in the Poconos whose “mountain air In three words I can sum up everything I ve learned about life It goes on Robert Frost The meaning of life is that it stops Franz KafkaIn Nemesis Eugene Bucky Cantor works as a recreation director at a park in Newark in 1944 Because he has bad vision he can t serve in WWII fighting Hitler but his battlefield at the recreation center becomes the largest Polio epidemic in the US since 1916 also affecting many Jews Besides his eyesight Bucky is otherwise fit and strong at one point leaving his job for a similar one in the Poconos becoming engaged joining a family such as he has ever known his mother died giving birth to him his father was out of the picture Everything seems perfect until it isn t in the war in Europe for millions of course but also including one of his best friends or the war at home against polio and in his own personal lifeNemesis is Philip Roth s last novel published in 2010 at the age of 77 after which he took his retirement from writing novels He died this year 2018 Roth is largely a tough minded writer so I can say it is pretty rare that I get misty eyed from his writing but in the concluding image of the young Bucky Cantor throwing the javelin to the applause of the young boys who so admired him and his physical prowess I ll admit I was moved Running with the javelin aloft stretching his throwing arm behind his body bringing the throwing arm through to release the javelin high over his shoulder and releasing it then like an explosion he seemed to us invincible Of course Bucky is not invincible he is not Superman or a Greek god but a mortal being like any of us as all of his Nemeses books Everyman Indignation The Humbling and Nemesis reveal each main character enduring the truths of loss and regret But they also face hard realities with stoicism Suicide is a consideration in each of the four books and sometimes minor or major characters choose that option in the face of the terrible But usually there s a kind of resolve or pluckIn Everyman Just take it as it comes Hold your ground and take it as it comes There s no other way Or The Humbling Play the moment play whatever plays for you in that moment and then go to the next moment It doesn t matter where you re going Don t worry about that Just take it moment moment moment moment What else do you have in the face of inevitable decline You hold on to craft to good work in the Nemeses books something to hold up against any formidable nemesis The father butcher in Indignation in Everyman the father jeweler and a gravedigger who speaks of his work and in The Humbling the craft of acting is the main character s work In Nemesis the young sports director Bucky cares about sport swimming throwing the javelin with perfect form then there is his future father in law who is a fine physician very thoughtful and calm and knowledgeable in the face of the epidemic In the craftsman in each of these books we see the very image of the writer Roth crafting to the endNemesis is a beautifully crafted and simple book with a pretty narrow scope involving a return to Newark to his Jewish community there and what was for everyone at the time an incurable disease that created panic and loss and desolation Sometimes in the Nemeses books it s bad choices that lead to loss as in Indignation the incomprehensible way one s most banal incidental even comical choices archive the most disproportionate result And sometimes it s chance Polio the luck of the draw one means to an inevitable end a nemesis In each of the four stories a nemesis or enemy defeats the main character though death is the central enemy the invincible conueror for each of themIn three of the books he evokes a central text in classic literature in Everyman it is the classic medieval morality tale Everyman in The Humbling it is Chekhov s The Seagull and in Nemesis it is the classical story from Greek Mythology Nemesis was the goddess who enacted retribution against those who succumb to hubris Nemesis is also called Adrasteia or the inescapable Or the inevitable the invincible as in death The polio epidemic is a sad tale sure but in the hands of a good storyteller it becomes a powerful one I admire the way Bucky and Roth handle their nemeses with grace and dignity1 Everyman completed August 3 2018 Indignation completed July 30 2018 The Humbling completed August 9 2018 Nemesis completed August 22 2018

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free read Nemesis by Philip Roth · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Was purified of all contaminants” Roth depicts a decent energetic man with the best intentions struggling in his own private war against the epidemic Roth is tenderly exact at every point about Cantor’s passage into personal disaster and no less exact about the condition of childhood Through this story runs the dark uestions that haunt all four of Roth’s late short novels Everyman Indignation The Humbling and now Nemesis What kind of accidental choices fatally shape a life How does the individual withstand the onslaught of circumstance I read this in a day it was Sunday Started at 9 in the morning weather unseasonably cool finished on the stroke of midnight I did stop to eat and breathe and watch a movie but gulping down a short Roth was very invigorating This novel has a powerful grip for one so short like an 80 year old grandmother who just won t let you go It s a tragic story of a polio epidemic in 1944 in Newark New Jersey and I give it four big stars for its urgency unusual subject and the fact that Philip Roth is NOT banging on about his old withered penis and its uncanny power over women one third his age That is good news for a reader like me who thinks that Mr Roth is a great writer when he s not boring us into a state of hyperaggravation about his shrivelled old member and its hypnotic properties However I did contemplate docking one star for the unhappy lapse into symbolism and crude theological discussions at the end which went something like God is a complete bastard O Bucky don t be so childish Hmph But then I thought no give Mr Roth back his fourth star I like to like him I m sorry I don t get the opportunity often because of his hideous sexual problems And also I appreciated if that is the right word which it isn t the unspoken irony which hangs over the whole story like a leaking zeppelin which is that this is a sad and touching tale of a handful of deaths in a particular Jewish community and how devastating they are whilst off stage over in Europe under the cover of the war which is constantly referred to entire Jewish millions were being slaughtered entire communities with no one left to be devastated no one left at all

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free read Nemesis by Philip Roth · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook In the “stifling heat of euatorial Newark” a terrifying epidemic is raging threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming paralysis lifelong disability and even death This is the startling theme of Philip Roth’s wrenching new book a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit family oriented Newark community and its children At the center of Nemesis is a vigorous dutiful twenty three year old playground director Bucky Cantor a javelin thrower and weightlifter who is devoted to his c The last of the eponymous tetralogy Nemesis is the powerfully written tale of Bucky Cantor and the Newark polio crisis of 1944 Unable to go into the war like his friends primarily due to his poor eyesight Bucky a natural athlete works as a gym teacher and playground director do those even exist any when the epidemic hits Newark hard As always Roth s prose is sublime his humanity breathtaking and his analysis sharp and precise Roth said that this would be his last book ever and I must admit that it is a great way to walk off the stage with a short but wonderful book like NemesisRIP 1933 2018 One of America s literary giants has left us


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