Exit Window by Graeme Hunter

Exit Window

Everyman
by Philip Roth
Houghton Mifflin, 2006
(182 pages, $24.00, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Aging, growing ill, and dying are sure to be recurring themes in the years to come, as the noisy postwar generation awakens to the fact that sickness cannot always be cured, nor aging deferred, and that life’s confusing comedy has a final scene. But few will tell the story of everyman’s mortality with such cold, brief clarity as Philip Roth achieves in Everyman. Few will tell it so well.

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).

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