Nemesis

Nemesis

Philip Roth Dirk van Gunsteren / Apr 08, 2020
Nemesis Eine schreckliche Epidemie bedroht im br tend hei en Sommer von die Einwohner von Newark Polio Der Sportlehrer Bucky Cantor k mmert sich hingebungsvoll um seine Sch ler Nach Ausbruch der Krankhei
  • Title: Nemesis
  • Author: Philip Roth Dirk van Gunsteren
  • ISBN: 9783446236424
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eine schreckliche Epidemie bedroht im br tend hei en Sommer von 1944 die Einwohner von Newark Polio Der Sportlehrer Bucky Cantor k mmert sich hingebungsvoll um seine Sch ler Nach Ausbruch der Krankheit versucht er, in einer von Angst, Panik und Leid gezeichneten Situation die Ruhe zu bewahren, doch vergeblich Nemesis ist die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes in AmerikaEine schreckliche Epidemie bedroht im br tend hei en Sommer von 1944 die Einwohner von Newark Polio Der Sportlehrer Bucky Cantor k mmert sich hingebungsvoll um seine Sch ler Nach Ausbruch der Krankheit versucht er, in einer von Angst, Panik und Leid gezeichneten Situation die Ruhe zu bewahren, doch vergeblich Nemesis ist die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes in Amerika mit besten Absichten, der einen aussichtslosen Kampf f hrt In seinem neuen Meisterwerk zeichnet Roth mit bestechender Pr zision und gro er Einf hlungsgabe jeden Schritt von Cantors Weg in die pers nliche Katastrophe hanser verlag
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      • Philip Roth Dirk van Gunsteren

        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 any 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 must admit t [...]


    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 why a [...]


    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, self lo [...]


    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 serious This novel is set in Newark in the sweltering Summer of 1944, at the time of a polio epidemic It follows a young man who is not [...]


    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 Philip Roth is NOT [...]


    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 pers [...]


    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 end [...]


    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 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 effects in 1940s America, [...]


    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. N mesis es una novela que se desarrolla durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y que sin duda no dejar indiferente a nadie Sobre lo dura que fue la p leo durante los veranos de los a os treinta y cuarenta mientras la guerra ten a lugar, es una novela con un ritmo trepidante, con un protagonista muy bien construido y con una historia que no dejar indiferente a nadie.Estamos ante una novela que cuenta con un giro incre ble al final, que deja con la boca abierta y que demuestra la virtud del autor a la [...]


    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 pi 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 concet [...]


    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 a side note isn [...]


    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 polio [...]


    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. 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 cloth [...]


    16. 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.


    17. 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 Europe o [...]


    18. 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 story [...]


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


    20. 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 the [...]



    21. 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 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 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 rather than do [...]


    22. La freccia invisibile Ma adesso non era pi 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 segner per sempre la sua irrecuperabile e terribile esis [...]


    23. Roth non sbaglia un colpo e questo romanzo ne l ennesima dimostrazione Nemesi 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 , 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 di essere letta, [...]


    24. DER FATALISMUS EINER KRANKHEIT UND SCHULDDas sind die gro en Themen, mit denen Philip Roth 220 Seiten f llt In seinem Roman Nemesis begegnen wir einem j dischen Viertel in den USA, in dem die Polio Kinderl hmung epidemische Ausma e annimmt Wir begleiten w hrend den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkrieges einen jungen Sportlehrer, der versucht zu verstehen, warum der Mensch so machtlos gegen ber einer Krankheit ist Dr ckende Hitze und letzte paradiesische Sommertage wechseln einander ab und k nnen nicht v [...]


    25. Dio era un essere onnipotente che riuniva in un unica entit divina non tre persone, come nel cristianesimo, ma due uno stronzo depravato e un genio del male.Il dialogo sulla malvagit di Dio 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 responsabile de [...]


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


    27. Roth retreats into his childhood during the 1944 polio epidemic in Newark to reveal the nemesis of guilt that can destroy lives far 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 years ago [...]



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