Patrimony

A True Story

By Philip Roth
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679752936, 238pp.)

Publication Date: June 3, 1996

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Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life.




About the Author
Philip Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933. He studied literature at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago. His first book, "Goodbye, Columbus", won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1960. He has lived in Rome, London, Chicago, New York City, Princeton, and New England. Since 1955, he has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now Adjunct Professor of English. He is also General Editor of the Penguin Books series "Writers from the Other Europe." Recently he has been spending half of each year in Europe, traveling and writing.


NPR
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011

As Father's Day approaches, writer Jim Axelrod turns to literature to probe the relationship between fathers and sons â?? and make sense of his own. His three selections portray fathers and sons at their best, and at their heartbreaking worst. More at NPR.org

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