Houghton Mifflin, Philip Roth
> I never noticed that until you mentioned it. Surely it's a coincidence.Well, perhaps. I'm sure they'd look funny side by side on the shelf,
anyway - JB's last three. :)
Exploring the HM website just now and their products in the 'fiction'
category - indeed they're *not* all blue and yellow! - I found that
they are the publishers of Philip Roth's latest, "Everyman". I keep
hearing good things about it - anyone give it a shot? I'm not that
much of a Roth fan, but always interested in his work and more or less
trying to keep up. I hear it's a painful, no-holds-barred account of
old age and sickness. Could be interesting to compare with Bellow's
"Ravelstein" or Richler's "Barney's Version" - two books by Jewish
writers dealing brilliantly with the same issue - which I just
happened to read more or less at the same time. Both also turned out
to be the respective author's final statement, which I hope of course
is not the case with Roth...