The Dying Animal #2020

The Dying Animal By Philip Roth The Dying Animal No matter how much you know no matter how much you think no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan you re not superior to sex With these words America s most unflaggingly energetic a

  • Title: The Dying Animal
  • Author: Philip Roth
  • ISBN: 9780099422693
  • Page: 310
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  • The Dying Animal By Philip Roth No matter how much you know, no matter how much you think, no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan, you re not superior to sex With these words America s most unflaggingly energetic and morally serious novelist launches perhaps his fiercest book The speaker is David Kepesh, white haired and over sixty, an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a No matter how much you know, no matter how much you think, no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan, you re not superior to sex With these words America s most unflaggingly energetic and morally serious novelist launches perhaps his fiercest book The speaker is David Kepesh, white haired and over sixty, an eminent TV culture critic and star lecturer at a New York college as well as an articulate propagandist of the sexual revolution For years he has made a practice of sleeping with adventurous female students while maintaining an aesthete s critical distance But now that distance has been annihilated.The agency of Kepesh s undoing is Consuela Castillo, the decorous, humblingly beautiful twenty four year old daughter of Cuban exiles When he becomes involved with her, Kepesh finds himself dragged helplessly into the quagmire of sexual jealousy and loss In chronicling the themes of eros and mortality, licence and repression, freedom and sacrifice The Dying Animal is a burning coal of a book, filled with intellectual heat and not a little danger.
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    1. Philip Roth

      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.

    976 thoughts on “The Dying Animal”

    1. While not his greatest work, Philip Roth s A Dying Animal is a highly readable and entertaining story of Roth s alter ego David Kapesh and his various affairs as a septuagenarian ex professor It ranges from hilarious to grotesque in the Sabbath s Theater sense of the word to poignant Few writers are as brutally honest about themselves as Roth and this is one of the books on which I find his psyche right on top.


    2. I wish I could say that it is just as entertaining reading the puritan backlash Roth engenders among a large number of reviewers as it is to read Roth himself But, alas, I cannot say that.So, all right, this is not the masterpiece that, say, Portnoy s Complaint is, but I also can t deny that Roth speaks to me on every page And that s because the man refuses to lie about human sexuality and motivation What he says makes a lot of people uncomfortable In many quarters that s a prerequisite of art.A [...]


    3. Oh, Mr Roth, you re so dead on when you write You re not superior to sex 33 This simple idea is made manifest with that inimitable, incredible Rothian verve we absolutely admire The entitled voice nears perilously close to, in my recent memory, the pu y protagonist of the horrid abortion that goes by the name of Ian McEwan s Saturday The 70 year old in this book, a decrepit nonetheless persistently sharp Hot Shot TV persona, goes on ridiculing people, mainly sexually mostly an array of too sharp [...]


    4. Philip Roth is a sexist pig Who can argue about that When he drags his mind off his wilting member for a week or so he produces Operation Shylock which is a minor masterpiece But that was just a vacation For years now he just rewrites the same story where some old geezer himself fantasises about shagging some young bird and then just like life gets to shag her Bah What a pig.



    5. Man of the WorldIn the third of Philip Roth s David Kepesh novels, David is a divorced, semi retired professor, philanderer, libertine and man of the world He teaches a class in Practical Criticism and does book reviews on NPR To his students, especially the female ones, he possesses an intellectual and journalistic glamour They are helplessly drawn to celebrity He reciprocates their attention, being very vulnerable to female beauty.At the time the novel is narrated, David is 70 However, the sub [...]


    6. Look, she said, there s hair on my arms but not on my head This short novel is my first Roth I ve heard much about the guy, but I d never got around to reading any of his works The Dying Animal is a complex monologue that touches many delicate matters Written just after the turn of the century, this change of everything in the world is portrayed clearly and in an in your face fashion, leaving, however, plenty of space for misunderstandings.The sexual liberation that took place in the sixties gav [...]


    7. N o sei que pensar deste livro Tem muito assunto mas pouca consist ncia.Um professor de sessenta e dois que seduz alunas na casa dos vinte N o acredito muito nisto, pois as mi das n o gostam de homens velhos acho eu.Na cama faz lhes coisas que nem mi das nem gra das apreciam digo eu.Apaixona se por uma delas tem muitos ci mes, sofre muito, mas continua a fazer uns biscates com outra Quando ela o deixa entra em depress o durante tr s anos n o percebi.Entretanto vai divagando sobre casamento, infi [...]


    8. An absurdist, wish fulfillment meandering stream of consciousness type book length monologue recounting the inner life of an aging narcissist, misogynist, breast obsessed professor who, like the clich has sex with his students and is incomprehensibly virile in his sixties In terms of committing to a premise, Roth is brilliant There are some remarkable passages but they are interrupted by large swaths of self indulgent, aimless prattle The title is masterful, though.



    9. of course it wasn t until the film came out that i read the book i mean, it s philip roth so i would have read it anyway but it sort of accelerated things when the film premiered i wasn t expecting much, i mean no one talks about the dying animal like they do about portnoy s complaint or everyman the book was divine it was shamelessly unputdownable literally i was starving and i needed to pee but i didn t put the bloody thing down until i read and digested every word i don t even know where to s [...]


    10. len Hayvan, nas l okuyaca n za g re sevece iniz ya da nefret edece iniz rahats z edici bir roman Kitap yanl l kla yahut bo u bo una rahats z edici olmam , yapmak istedi i bir ey var ve onu yapmakta ok ba ar l , ho umuza gitmese de Romanda David Kepesh ad nda ya l bir akademisyenin cinselli ini, cinselli inin hayat na h kmetme abas n , bir t rl sahip oldu unu hissedemedi i, bu y zden de arzusunun s nmedi i Consuela ya olan tak nt s n g r yoruz len Hayvan ya l ve azg n bir adam n ser venleri olara [...]


    11. view spoiler David um homem bem sucedido professor universit rio, cr tico liter rio, vive para l das regras recusando la os e afetos.Foi apanhado pela revolu o sexual dos anos sessenta a viver um casamento gasto, abandonou as calamidades dom sticas e deixou mulher e filho para tr s Passou a viver de rela es breves, a maioria com alunas, sem qualquer envolvimento rom ntico ou sedu o eu sei o que quero, tu sabes o que queres, vamos a isso At ao fat dico dia em que conhece a jovem e linda Consuela, [...]


    12. Scanning this book as my other half poured over it with disarming fascination, I had to peek into what had so mesmerized him After all, I hadn t read a Roth novel since my early 20 s, already at that young age having determined that there was nothing here but adolescent angst And this dying animal Ah, but I had been right to not bother all these years and with all the in between novels The story was quite the same one This time the difference was only one of age A Roth version of Lolita, an elde [...]


    13. Penso que estamos inteiros antes de come armos E o amor fractura nos Ou te livras dele ou o incorporas atrav s da autodeforma o E foi isso que fizeste e te levou loucura Primeiro contacto com Philip Roth, e que me deixou bichinho.Linguagem direta, sem papas na l ngua Cru E fascinante.Milhares de pessoas passam por n s e mal nos tocam, e subitamente aparece uma que nos vira a vida do avesso, muitas vezes sem que consigamos perceber exatamente como ou porqu de tal ter acontecido Isto o que acontec [...]



    14. There s no way to negotiate metrically this wild thing This abrupt, tense novel on the trading of dominance through sex, is not unlike Coetzee s Disgrace though it is far elegant David Kepesh, an ageing cultural critic is undone by the well mannered and graceful Consuela who is than thirty years younger than Kepesh and significantly less complicated For all the intellectualising going on the plot is fairly asinine and cliche, saved somewhat by the melodic and charismatic prose At only 156 page [...]



    15. The reviews are mixed either readers loved this one by Roth or they hated it Always the sign of a book worth reading.I loved reading the most intimate reflections of an older man 60s, then age 70 about a lovely young woman who is, for a brief period, his lover, then for years afterward, his obsession All of his ruminations, his fixations and angst, rang true for me I live in a part of the world where older men pay beautiful young women to be their girlfriends So do you, probably Take a look arou [...]


    16. Uma escrita crua onde o que Directa, sem met foras Uma escrita ousada, sincera, que deixa inquieta es Raios partam o tempo Merda para o amor.Os homens acham as mulheres assim t o encantadoras uma vez exclu do o sexo Algu m acha algu m de qualquer sexo assim t o encantador, a n o ser que tenha com rcio sexual com essa pessoa Por quem mais nos sentimos assim encantados Por ningu m.Ela pensa estou a dizer lhe quem sou Ele est interessado em quem sou Isso verdade, mas eu estou curioso a respeito de [...]



    17. Vive la diff rence Difficile dire qualcosa di questo romanzo breve di Roth.Posso iniziare dalle motivazioni per cui ho deciso all improvviso di leggerlo innanzitutto il bel commento di Gil D e il desiderio di comprendere, e se non di comprendere la volont , per una volta, di mettermi dall altra parte, dalla parte di un certo tipo di uomo o di molti , di chi frutto e risultato di quella rivoluzione sessuale che io non ho vissuto e per la quale non ho combattuto.Da l anche la sensazione che quest [...]


    18. I definitely did not like this book Not very surprising though, pretty much anyone could ve told you that this just isn t a book for me But I had to read this for school, so I didn t really have a choice It wasn t like I hated the whole book at times it was quite enjoyable The writing wasn t that bad either, it s just that I couldn t stand the story Yeah, not just the protagonist, but the whole story I m sorry and like I said, these kind of books aren t for me but it just felt like such a pathet [...]


    19. Consumami il cuore, malato di desiderio e avvinto a un animale nte, che non sa che cos W.B Yeats Resto sempre stupita di fronte alla lucidit con cui Philip Roth affronta tematiche cos importanti come la vita, l a, il sesso, la malattia, la vecchiaia, la morte Qui un professore sessantenne, con alle spalle un matrimonio e un figlio, che ha abbandonato per godere appieno della libert sessuale, conquistata negli anni sessanta, e a cui si dedica con le sue ex allieve universitarie, senza innamorarse [...]


    20. Run, Consuela, Run As fast as you can You are 24, he is 62 You have you whole life ahead of you You have been reared by a large and caring family He has made a career of living only for his own pleasure.ignoring his son.d preying on his female students.Run, Consuela, Run.You will become invisible to him when you are 48you will become invisible to him when your body becomes the least bit flawed He could be your grandfather, his son calls him a serial tomcat.After seeing the movie Elegy at our ind [...]


    21. The Dying Animal might as well have been me reading this book The story picks up with the interesting truths of human sexuality, little revelations about aging and confronting death, and yet the combination here of sex and death still manages to fall flat A young Cuban love interest, a randy old professor so much to be explored right An interracial relationship that crosses age too In theory this stuff should be compelling Roth however doesn t manage to get past discussing ass shapes and blatant [...]


    22. Tudo o que este tipo escreve, eu quero ler Um dos meus incondicionais Esta a hist ria sobre o poder que o sexo d , sobre a velhice e o inevit vel fim atrav s da morte Uma leitura do mundo, como sempre em Roth, muito psicanal tica e cheia de refer ncias s tens es humanas provocadas pelo sexo Sexo Sexo sem pudor nas palavras s quando fodemos que tudo aquilo de que n o gostamos na vida e tudo aquilo que nela nos derrota puramente, ainda que momentaneamente, vingado.



    23. I ve always liked Roth and had bought this book as a slightly mashed copy on a bargain table several years ago I pulled it out to read in anticipation of reviewing the DVD of Elegy, the film adaptation from last year The Dying Animal is a short novel, and one that I must like in spite of myself, in spite of my often horrified reaction to the selfishness and intensity of the sexual peccadilloes of its narrator David Kepesh is one of Roth s regular characters, and the man who turned into a giant t [...]


    24. You see that painting of a nude woman That s an Amedeo Modigliani painting, a character in this book sends a post card with that nude printed on it And I, like some naive coed horny for culture, am always impressed with Professor Roth s little references If nothing else, they get me interested in something I didn t know about Like Milton s essays on divorce.He also likes to sneak in passages on obscure portions of American history Here we have Thomas Morton, the early American colonist you didn [...]


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