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The Counterlife
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The Counterlife

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by Philip Roth

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The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate.
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This it seems to me is one of Roth's best books.It is alive all the way. I would even want to say that his power of insight into characters and situations is so great as to make the work a ' perfection of brilliance'.But unfortunately the 'political Roth' is far too left for me. He does not understand deeply enough the meaning of Israel, especially in religious terms. His lack of Jewish education means he misses much of the meaning of Israel. Still he sees understands a lot, and when he is really into it writes more brilliantly than anyone else that I know of.