Nemesis

Nemesis

Philip Roth / Jun 19, 2019

Nemesis In the stifling heat of equatorial Newark a terrifying epidemic is raging threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming paralysis life long disability even death This is the start

  • Title: Nemesis
  • Author: Philip Roth
  • ISBN: 9780099555339
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the stifling heat of equatorial Newark , a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, life long disability, even death This is the startling and surprising theme of Roth s wrenching new book a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family oriented Newark communIn the stifling heat of equatorial Newark , a terrifying epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, life long disability, even death This is the startling and surprising theme of Roth s wrenching new book a wartime polio epidemic in the summer of 1944 and the effect it has on a closely knit, family oriented Newark community and its children.At the centre of Nemesis is a vigorous, dutiful, twenty three year old playground director, Bucky Cantor, a javelin thrower and a weightlifter, who is devoted to his charges and disappointed with himself because his weak eyes have excluded him from serving in the war alongside his contemporaries Focusing on Cantor s dilemmas as polio begins to ravage his playground and on the everyday realities he faces Roth leads us through every inch of emotion such a pestilence can breed the fear, the panic, the anger, the bewilderment, the suffering, and the pain.Moving between the smouldering, malodorous streets of besieged Newark and Indian Hill, a pristine children s summer camp high in the Poconos whose mountain air was purified of all contaminants Roth depicts a decent, energetic man with the best intentions struggling in his own private war against the epidemic Roth is tenderly exact at every point about Cantor s passage into personal disaster and no less exact about the condition of childhood.Through this story runs the dark question that haunts all four of Roth s late short novels, Everyman, Indignation, The Humbling, and now, Nemesis what choices fatally shape a life How powerless is each of us up against the force of circumstances

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Nemesis by Philip Roth The last of the eponymous tetralogy, Nemesis is the powerfully written tale of Bucky Cantor and the Newark polio crisis of Unable to go into the war like his friends primarily due to his poor eyesight, Bucky a natural athlete works as a gym teacher and playground director do those even exist any when the epidemic hits Newark hard. Nemesis definition and meaning Collins English Dictionary Nemesis definition The nemesis of a person or thing is a situation, event, or person which causes them to be Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Nmesis mitologia Wikipdia, a enciclopdia livre Tudo que se eleva acima da sua condio, tanto no bem quanto no mal, expe se a represlias dos deuses Tende, com efeito, a subverter a ordem do mundo, a pr em perigo o equilbrio universal e, por isso, tem de ser castigado, se pretende que o universo se mantenha como. 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        Philip Milton Roth is an American novelist He gained early literary fame with the 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus winner of 1960 s National Book Award , cemented it with his 1969 bestseller Portnoy s Complaint, and has continued to write critically acclaimed works, many of which feature his fictional alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman The Zuckerman novels began with The Ghost Writer in 1979, and include American Pastoral 1997 winner of the Pulitzer Prize In May 2011, he won the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement in fiction.


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    1. The last of the eponymous tetralogy, Nemesis is the powerfully written tale of Bucky Cantor and the Newark polio crisis of 1944. Unable to go into the war like his friends primarily due to his poor eyesight, Bucky - a natural athlete- works as a gym teacher and playground director (do those even exist anymore?) when the epidemic hits Newark hard. As always Roth's prose is sublime, his humanity breathtaking, and his analysis sharp and precise. Roth said that this would be his last book ever and I [...]


    2. I have been thinking about what makes some books stay in my memory even long after I returned them to a library in a town from which I moved away some ten years ago? And why others just fade away to the extent that I could possibly read them again without ever recognising that I have actually met the characters before? Or to the extent that I buy a new copy because I have forgotten I own one already? Philip Roth's "Nemesis" is one of those books I remember with force after ten years, and I know [...]


    3. if i pie-graphed all the (wasted) hours i've spent arguing on this site, a sizable portion would be wedged out to old man roth. he's one of those guys that really drives people batty (call it a flaw, but i really really love those people who drive other people up the wall): whether he's too ironic, too earnest, too jewish, too american, too classical, too postmodern, too stylized, not stylized enough, too white, too old, too liberal, too conservative, or that he's a misogynist, racist, sexist, s [...]


    4. Roth's books are usually dark, unsettling, argumentative, challenging, sexually explicit, political… well, you get the picture. So not quite what you'd reach for when spending a nice relaxing day swinging in the hammock. Ok, so I haven't got a hammock but I do sometimes reach for a Roth book - mainly when I've had my fill of crime capers and fancy something a little more serious. This novel is set in Newark in the sweltering Summer of 1944, at the time of a polio epidemic. It follows a young m [...]


    5. I read this in a day (it was Sunday). Started at 9 in the morning (weather unseasonably cool); finished on the stroke of midnight. I did stop to eat and breathe and watch a movie, but gulping down a short Roth was very invigorating. This novel has a powerful grip for one so short, like an 80 year old grandmother who just won’t let you go. It’s a tragic story of a polio epidemic in 1944 in Newark, New Jersey and I give it four big stars for its urgency, unusual subject and the fact that Phili [...]


    6. There's nobody less salvageable than a ruined good boy.The gnomic sentence above could have served as the epigraph to Roth's masterpiece American Pastoral, a novel to which this absolutely gorgeous and deeply troubling novelette is, I believe, a terrific B-side. Like Swede Levov in Pastoral, protagonist Bucky Cantor is an upstanding citizen of his mid-20th-century Jewish New Jersey community, athletically gifted and respected by all; and like Swede, Bucky finds himself thrown into the kind of pe [...]


    7. It wasn't great Roth, but I've got to say almost any Roth is going to be pretty damn good. This one focuses on a polio epidemic in 1944. It seems like late in Roth's writing career, after going on one of the greatest runs of 5 star literature ever, Roth spent a decade writing high little novellas that allowed him to explore delicate themes. These books seem to me, the equivalent of Frank Lloyd Wright spending his last years working just on chairs and desks. So, yes, pretty damn good, but in the [...]


    8. Helle, meet Philip. Philip, meet Helle. Except of course, Philip Roth has not met me – but I have certainly met him. His is one those names that have been hovering on my horizon for years, but after abandoning Portnoy’s Complaint years ago (vowing that I’d get back to it when I was a more mature reader), I kept putting it off, suspecting he wasn’t really my kind of thing. I’m still not sure that he is, but I’m glad to have met him.The novel is a portrait of polio and its ravaging eff [...]


    9. FRICKIN FANTASTIC---If I could pick one author to study ---(read and discuss his books)---in a College University class---it would be Philip Roth.He gets to me 'Always'.d "Nemesis" is a gem. Rather than add anything else to the already wonderful 'other' 5 star reviews that several people also gave this book.I'll just say--- I think Roth is one of our very best contemporary American writers we've got!Love how this guys brain works!!!


    10. Némesis es una novela que se desarrolla durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y que sin duda no dejará indiferente a nadie. Sobre lo dura que fue la póleo durante los veranos de los años treinta y cuarenta mientras la guerra tenía lugar, es una novela con un ritmo trepidante, con un protagonista muy bien construido y con una historia que no dejará indiferente a nadie.Estamos ante una novela que cuenta con un giro increíble al final, que deja con la boca abierta y que demuestra la virtud del a [...]


    11. Driiiiin!Suona finalmente la campanella della terza ora, Lucrezia sprofondata in uno stato di narcolessi fin dalla sua entrata a scuola quella mattina, finalmente si riscuote e apre un po di più gli occhi. Sta per arrivare il momento della sua materia preferita ,dopo la letteratura italiana, letteratura greca. Sebbene detesti la professoressa con tutto il cuore a causa della sua tracotante ignoranza e della sua perfidia, e sebbene spieghi praticamente leggendo dal libro e senza aggiungere un co [...]


    12. Roth’s last book and my first Roth’s book. As any of my school teachers could tell you – I have absolutely zero respect for authority, so I approached Philip Roth with exactly as much reverence as I would have for any first time writer in their 20s. Additionally, I find Roth’s rabid fanboys the most annoying demographic ever, so if you are one of them you might want to do yourself a favour and stop reading right here.Alright, let’s see what this male Joyce Carol Oates has to offer. As [...]


    13. The Petrifying Fear of Polio in 1944 Newark, NJ, USAAs war raged overseas in 1944, the U.S. was fighting against the polio epidemic, particularly in its largest cities, such as Newark and its large Jewish community. In this short novel, probably Philip Roth's last one, he explores the effects on a community when a lurking, unseen evil is the enemy: fear, panic, loss of faith in God. Polio is a virus, or infectious disease, that can cause severe weakness in muscles and paralysis. No vaccine for p [...]


    14. This is a frightening story about a polio epidemic that spreads throughout the Jewish community of Newark during the excruciating hot summer of 1944, and the struggles of 23 year old Bucky Cantor who's 4-F military status keeps him from joining his buddies in the war.Bucky, a physical education teacher, is an extremely conscientious and kind-hearted young man who sincerely cares for the children in his care and is well-liked and admired for his athletic ability and easy-going ways in return, but [...]


    15. Πέρυσι τον Ιούλιο ήρθα για πρώτη φορά σε επαφή με το έργο του Φίλιπ Ροθ, διαβάζοντας το "Αγανάκτηση", ένα βιβλίο που πραγματικά με άγγιξε με την ιστορία του και κυρίως με τον τρόπο γραφής και το ύφος του συγγραφέα. Το βαθμολόγησα με πέντε αστεράκια, δίχως δεύτερη σκέψη, και αν [...]


    16. It is the summer of 1944. While a world war rages across the Atlantic and Pacific, a different war is fought on the home front. In the blistering heat of that summer Polio reappears in Newark, New Jersey. Its origin is unknown. Its effects are horrifying as anxious parents watch their children fall ill overnight.Bucky Cantor is a college graduate, a phys-ed teacher in charge of a New Jersey playground. Cantor is 4-F because of his poor eyesight. He is ashamed to be seen on the street in civilian [...]


    17. Not quite living to my Expectations of Roth, NemesisMeets the demand of his faithful readers and delivers an End to a prestigious career. It is a Story of hysteria, sickness and sadness; Intertwining reminiscence with a moral conclusion. Simple, superfluous mostly, but still Roth-esque in nature.


    18. My 6th read book by Philip Roth and he is still to disappoint. In fact, next to his The Human Stain (4 stars), this is one of his better novels for me.This is the story of a 23-y/o Jewish orphan man Eugene "Bucky" Cantor who wants to go to war to defend his country but he is short and with poor eyesight. Instead applies to be the playground officer of the Jewish Weequahic section in Newark. The year was in 1944, eight years before the discovery of polio vaccine. While his friends are either in E [...]


    19. Now that the Grecian-tragedy scaffolding of Roth's recent novellas is finally clear (Coetzee lays it out very simply in his NYRB review, and Roth himself now groups these works together as his Nemeses books), I have to say I like the idea in theory. But like all the other books in what has shaped up to be a series, this latest work's strong premise is undone by an ultimately enervated performance. Roth's energy really does seem to be finally flagging. The way the author practically throws the st [...]


    20. Tremendous Writer Tackles a Playground Apocalypse!This is perhaps the weakest in the Nemesis series of Roth's more modern & brief novels--Everyman and The Humbling offering a wider array of human emotion with more surprises/anecdotal acrobatics than here, were the sole surprise is that the title refers not to a human adversary.


    21. Nemesis is set in the Jewish Weequahic section of Newark during a polio epidemic in the summer of 1944. Bucky Cantor is a strong, earnest young man who feels guilty that he is unable to fight in World War II due to poor eyesight. He is spending his summer working as a playground director for a large group of boys. The people of Newark are upset as polio spreads through their city, and they don't know how it is spread or how to cure it. Blame is placed on the Italians, the Jews, dirty stores, and [...]


    22. اين رمان نسبتا كوتاه از فيليپ راث به داستان زندگي مردي درستكاري مي پردازد که با خود مهربان نیستکسی که خود را مقصر حوادث تلخ روزگارش می داند، او از تغیير سرنوشت و تقدیر اطرافیان ناتوان است، از طرفي به انديشه در باب قدرت آفريدگار و عدالت او مي پردازد، اما دليل و پاسخي براي فلج هم [...]


    23. Roth can tell you a lot about Newark, New Jersey. It was a perfect backdrop to his Plot Against America and it works here in a more nuanced plot. The story takes our protagonist from a summer job supervising kids at a playground during the war to the middle of a polio outbreak in his own neighborhood.I feel on dangerous ground describing any more of the story. The details of day to day life in Jewish Newark sound authentic and Roth, having been raised there, needed only to mine his memories rath [...]


    24. La freccia invisibile“Ma adesso non era più un bambino, ed era in grado di comprendere che la ragione per cui le cose non avrebbero potuto essere diverse andava imputata a Dio. Se non fosse stato per Dio, se non fosse stato per la natura di Dio, le cose sarebbero state diverse”.Escluso dalla guerra, orfano di madre e segnato da un'inestinguibile senso del dovere, Bucky Cantor vive con eroismo e ostinazione la torrida estate del New Jersey che segnerà per sempre la sua irrecuperabile e terr [...]


    25. Roth non sbaglia un colpo e questo romanzo ne è l'ennesima dimostrazione. "Nemesi" è un romanzo sui sensi di colpa, sulla colpa di un giovane che si chiede cosa avrebbe potuto fare se Un se che pone mille domande, un se che porta a chiedersi cosa fare, un se dai mille dubbi. Lo stile di Roth è, come sempre perfetto. Ogni parola si trova esattamente al posto giusto per lasciare sbigottito il lettore. Una storia intrisa di malinconia e tristezza che tocca il cuore. Una storia che vale la pena d [...]


    26. DER FATALISMUS EINER KRANKHEIT UND SCHULDDas sind die großen Themen, mit denen Philip Roth 220 Seiten füllt. In seinem Roman "Nemesis" begegnen wir einem jüdischen Viertel in den USA, in dem die Polio/Kinderlähmung epidemische Ausmaße annimmt. Wir begleiten während den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkrieges einen jungen Sportlehrer, der versucht zu verstehen, warum der Mensch so machtlos gegenüber einer Krankheit ist. Drückende Hitze und letzte paradiesische Sommertage wechseln einander ab und k [...]


    27. "Dio era un essere onnipotente che riuniva in un'unica entità divina non tre persone, come nel cristianesimo, ma due: uno stronzo depravato e un genio del male".Il dialogo sulla malvagità di Dio è il tema centrale del romanzo, anche se Roth, fortunatamente, non ha insistito in modo esagerato sulla questione e ha lasciato che si facesse strada nei pensieri del protagonista un poco alla volta. Bucky Cantor vede il Dio ebraico come un essere malvagio e imperfetto, come un criminale, come il resp [...]


    28. "Devo dire che, per quanta compassione possa provare per il cumulo di calamità che gli aveva rovinato la vita, non si tratta d'altro che di stupida superbia, non la superbia della volontà o del desiderio ma la superbia di un'infantile, irreale interpretazione religiosa"Già, quanti danni ha fatto a ogni singolo uomo e al mondo intero quel voler essere tutti di un pezzo che non è altro che incapacità di gioire del mondo, nella buona e nella cattiva sorte.Un libro indimenticabile.


    29. Roth retreats into his childhood during the 1944 polio epidemic in Newark to reveal the nemesis of guilt that can destroy lives far more insidiously than the poliomyelitis did.Bucky Cantor is an athletic young man of 23, battling personal handicaps. His poor eyesight has kept him out of the war (every eligible male in that time was hunkering to get a shot at the war, it seemed), his mother had died during childbirth, and his father was a crook; his much- loved grandfather had passed away three y [...]



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