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Lit rec #56: “I was surprised by this dreaminess, which was so very uncharacteristic, but as I didn’t see where it did any harm — I wondered, even, if it might not be just the lullaby to soothe his conscience and diminish a little the shame and guilt perpetuating his fidelity to a corpse — I said, ‘Who knows? Maybe she did.'” (1991)
Perhaps his best, and will endure for centuries. How to care for your dying father and yourself. PATRIMONY by Philip Roth.
Author, Philip Roth, revisiting areas where he grew up in Newark, standing at hamburger stand. (Photo by Bob Peterson//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)