Philip Roth | Critical Essay by Gary Giddins

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Philip Roth.
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Critical Essay by Gary Giddins

When Zuckerman Unbound appeared two years ago, it was widely assumed to be Nathan's farewell to his past and Philip Roth's farewell to his alter ego Nathan. But Roth had a trilogy in mind.

As The Anatomy Lesson demonstrates, Nathan's problems were just beginning. During the next four years, his self-esteem withered under one assault after another until he no longer knew if his talent was still intact. The death of his mother left him mourning over unfinished business; his brother blamed him for both parents' deaths and stopped speaking to him; a hugely respected critic—once a supporter—published a savage attack, legitimizing middlebrow accusations that had been leveled against him earlier….

Add to this a confluence of psychosomatic ailments which has altered Nathan's calling to that of a full-time patient…. After four … years...

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