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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 Personally I was a little devastated to learn of Roth's deathwithout a Nobel for Literature especially I think that based on books like Portnoy's Complaint American Pastoral Sabbath's Theater The Human Stain and this one Patrimony he was head and shoulders over many of his contemporaries Patrimony is the account of Philip Roth's accompanying his father on his deathbed The story of their complex relationship his father's complex personality and the author's grasping with the death of his father were incredibly well written and poignant without ever sounding sappy or contrived Roth always has the best words to describe his navigation between bereavement and dark humor during this final voyage which of course prefigures his own death earlier this year It is truly a masterpiece

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Patrimony A True StoryCharm 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 thro A compulsively readable excruciating memoir and the best how to be a son manual I've ever read

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READER ✓ DOC Patrimony A True Story ✓ 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 dreaUgh 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 li Upon the death of Philip Roth I thought it fitting to re read this book on the death of his father I remember it as the best of all his books and in the re read I was not disappointed This book covers a lot of ground medical issues of aging; the role reversal of father and son and Jewish American life in 1900 1990 It is also a character study and testament to Roth’s father – for good and badRoth’s attempts to help his 86 year old father will be recognizable for anyone who has had an elder care experience You will relate to the ghoulish choices life preserving technology imposes If you knew a Jewish immigrant with an 8th grade education who observed the horror of WW2 andor excelled despite US style anti Semitism you will recognize “Dad” If you have been to assisted living centers you will recognize the social situations Roth's describesThe everyday episodes and the prose that describe an accelerated aging process losing loved ones and the will to hang on are as wonderful as they are characteristic of RothI had forgotten the title's reference to a sad part of the narrative While Roth’s humor adds to the book this reference to one Roth’s encounters with a physically humiliating result of aging should not be the title