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The Anathema Cell lOm also regularly have kinky sex with him despite his injuries He props up his head during oral sex with a thousand page thesaurus given to him by his proudly blue collar immigrant father in the 1940s as he headed off for college at the University of Chicago and that single sentence right there gives you a pretty good snapshotook at Roth s entire careerTired of his role as a public intellectual and scourge of feminists and conservative Jews nationwide on the spur of a moment one day Zuckerman decides that what he really wants to do is move back to Chicago and go to medical school yet another development the novel s title alludes to figuring that he l be ready to have a nice uiet practice completely out of the imelight by the time he s fifty but this is where the zany part comes in as it often does with humorous Postmodernist Jewish artists because Zuckerman happens to be self medicating for his pain at the time through a combination of vodka weed and Percodan overdoses which makes him come to believe that a spur of the moment trip to Chicago is in order to hit up an old college friend who s now a doctor for a med school recommendation the surrealism upped and through the continual cocktail of controlled substances he downs all the way there which by the time he s in Chicago has him babbling in morphine fueled monologues to anyone who will Pookie-Pie listen about how he s actually a Larry Flynt type publisher of hardcore smut who is there to kick Hugh Hefner s ass proudly proclaiming his name to be actually the name of a Jewish book critic who has panned all of Zuckerman s books And for my fellow Chicagoans don t miss the amazingly nostalgic and detailed reminisces about the city in the 1950s that Roth offers up in this section including fantastic descriptions of a run down Mid Century Modernist Loop and getting drunk with Thomas Mann in the still existing Hyde Park dive bar institution Jimmy s Woodlawn Tap The whole thing culminates then with a series of wonderfulittle surprises which is why I won t spoil things but suffice to say that things end on a somber note but that has interesting things to say about the aging and maturation processIt s Roth really at the top of his form for the first time coming into his mature voice here in the early 80s just in time for his most revered work award winning novels ike American Pastoral and The Human Stain that he will be best remembered for but at the same time it s also a timeless ook at middle age and the issues that all people in their early forties go through although especially nebbish oversexed intellectuals in their early forties which on top of simply being a good history book now gives you triple the usual reasons to read it yourself I have to say three titles in now I m really glad so far that I decided to take on the Zuckerman novels and this Calling Home latest has meooking that much forward now to the next in the series 1985 s provocatively titled The Prague Orgy an experimental novella in which we follow Zuckerman s journal as he travels to Communist Czechoslovakia to seek a missing manuscript from a martyred Yiddish writer Here s hoping it l be as good as the first three volumes In the previous book in the Zuckerman Bound series entitled Zuckerman Unbound we see that the novelist Zuckerman castigated particularly by Jews for his popular and funny novel Carnovsky about a echerous young Jewish man such as Roth s Portnoy s Complaint Carnovsky s Newark Jewish community and his family are horrified that they see his family in this novel This is a deliberate ploy on Roth s part to say that his characters have nothing and everything to do with his own ife There are many parallels but Roth ultimately uses those parallels to make jokes not to make any kind of serious reflection on the relationship between fiction and ife Anyway in Zuckerman Unbound Zuckerman s father s The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents last word to his son was bastard for writing that anti semitic novel and his brother Henry dismisses him completely So what is Zuckerman unbound to at the end of that book Responsibility to Jews to Newark to family To high minded pious commitment to Israel Without an old countryink and a strangling church ike the Italians or the Irish or the Poles without generations of the American forebears to bind you to American ife or blind you by your oyalties to its deformities you could read whatever you wanted and write however and whatever you pleased Alienated Just another way to say set free A Jew set free from Jews yet only by steadily maintaining self consciousness as a Jew That was the thrilling paradoxical kicker He s a secular Jew free to imagine anything even if Zuckerman will always be seen as a doppleganger for Roth himself and criticized for that He s says screw you if you don t ike it then castigates you if you are a critic In Zuckerman Unbound Zuckerman seems to distance himself from his central Date Me lusty character Carnovsky I m not Carnovsky In The Anatomy Lesson though he becomes Carnovsky without apology We see him having sex with as many as four different women So you have been warned or encouraged Yes this is a male perspective on middle aged Zuckerman in part focused on a continued interest in sex Like it oreave it Seems Like Many Men Like It And like many men Comfort And Joy like it and womeneave itThe central focus of this book is on the aging body on anatomy The opening of The Anatomy Lesson shows Zuckerman at mid career 40 having worked 20 years as a writer focused every day on his two pages with sometimes mixed results with his body his anatomy breaking down a bit He is experiencing some writer s block he has serious neck pain that travels down his arm and he is balding All of these facts provide the basis for some sometimes Amusing Sometimes Not Whining sometimes not whining the pains that the writer s ife has brought to him Where does he get this pain In part from his self destructive hatred of his Moralist Critics And He S Just Getting Older Which Is critics And he s just getting older Which is opportunity for comedy and at times this is the funniest Zuckerman novelThe tone shifts sharply though as Zuck recalls the most painful time in his ife when his mother died Which becomes another or continuing anatomy esson about the end of the body for everyone in death The tone shifts again however from grief to rage when Zuckerman gets a reuest from a critic Milton Appel modeled on Irving Howe to write for the NY Times Book Review something nice about the Jews and Israel to help counter the anti semitic or self hating portrayals of Jews in his works So Zuck has had it with writing He wants to do some actual good in the world without bad reviews and all this obsessive self reflection So he applies to medical school to take among other things anatomy classes Flying out for an admissions interview he meets his imo driver Ricky and pretends to be Appel transforming him from a iterary critic to a pornographer with ong detailed profanity filled descriptions of his completely made up career as an adult movie producer and men s magazine publisher Zuckerman thus sends up Appel and Roth sends up Howe either harshly or hilariously depending on your view of his aggressive masculinist proseThe end of the novel has Zuck in the hospital having passed out in a cemetery Cause Of Fear literally on his face high on percodin his career switch over Facing his own anatomy s mortality The Anatomy Lesson is a comedy of illness often funny sometimes self deprecating sometimes infuriating Never boring though this book Not one of his best works and not for everyone you could beaughing at turns at turns admiring of his writing and then offendedWhat s amusing is that Zuckerman s supposed goal is to escape narcisstic ife of the novelist but this novel s whole foundation is one of narcissism And he knows we know this That s funny right Yes No For Roth maybe a 35 But some sentences no one else could have written anywhere near as well I m kind of conflicted but if I compare it American Pastoral or Portnoy s Complaint it isn t uite there The most damning thing I can say about it is that IF you were ooking for well rounded interesting female characters and why wouldn t you you would not find them in this book But I still contend it s very good It s a pretty funny The Game of Love look at midife and fame and the writer s ife if you are interested in those things If the first half of this book didn t exist the book would ve earned threethree and a half stars But the first 150 pages or so are completely unfocused boring and incredible though I ve heard much of what happens in the book actually happened to Roth in real ife a claim that is irrelevant a It was arguably a mistake to read The Anatomy Lesson without first reading the previous two books in the Zuckerman series but the third installment works fine on its own especially if the reader has a working knowledge of Philip Roth s own history One can easily mentally replace Carnovsky the book for which author Nathan Zuckerman became famous with Roth s own Portnoy s Complaint and all becomes clear I read Portnoy s Complaint many many years ago but it s not a book one uickly forgetsThe Anatomy Lesson suffers a bit from its episodic nature which stops the reader from feeling he s read a completely cohesive novel once he s through but its comic set pieces than make up for that flawI ve only read a handful of novels with passages as funny as those in The Anatomy Lesson in which Zuckerman poses as his rival Milton Appel transforming him from a iterary critic to a pornographer in order to verbally assault anyone who will isten and those who won t with ong detailed profanity filled descriptions of his completely made up career as an adult movie producer men s magazine publisher and sex club ownerThose passages serve as a comic prelude to ater scenes in which Zuckerman s misguided attempts to actually transform himself from a novelist to a doctor reach their downbeat but inevitable conclusionFor someone The Lady in Pink like me who has read a handful of Roth books but never any of the Zuckerman novels and wanted to see what they wereike without committing to the whole series The Anatomy Lesson turned out to be a good choice. Escribed as a manner at oncebrash and thoughtful Eyes lyrical and wry which projects through comic expostulations and confessionsa knowing humane authority The third volume of the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound The Anatomy Lesson provides some of the funniest scenes in all of Roth's fiction as well as some of the fierce. Pain isike a baby crying What it wants it can t name Philip Roth The Anatomy LessonThe Anatomy Lesson is book 3 in the Zuckerman Bound trilogy The first two being The Ghost Writer and Zuckerman Unbound The Prague Orgy is also included often as it is the epilogue thus turning the trilogy into a tetralogy Anyway ike all of the Zuckerman novels Roth is brutal in his introspection Zuckerman has bottled up his anger at his moralist critics and mental anguish at the death of his parents to the extent that he actually suffers physically and is unable to write This creative castration of Zuckerman serves to drive the narrative as much as this type of novel has a driven narrative Mostly it deals with conversations with friends and doctors physical relationships with female caregivers and arge doses of philosophical tangents on pain pleasure defense of creativity consciousness kin death doubt etc One of my favorite sections of the book was Zuckerman riffing on the inside of his mouth When he wasn t sucking Sinner's Heart liuid pulp or sleeping he went exploring his mouth with his tongue Nothing existed but the inside of his mouth He made all sorts of discoveries in there Your mouth is who you are You can t get very much closer to what you think of yourself The next stop up is the brain No wonder fellatio has achieved such renown Your tongueives in your mouth and your tongue is you He sent his tongue everywhere to see what he was doing beyond the mental arch bars and elastic bands Across the raw vaulted dome of the palate down to the tender cavernous sockets of the missing teeth and then the plunge below the gum ine That is where they d opened him up and wired him together For the tongue it was ike the journey up the river in Heart of Darkness The mysterious stillness the miles of silence the tongue creeping conradianly on toward Kurtz I am the Marlowe of my mouthBrilliant What is perhaps so striking about this book is that Philip Roth depicts an aging writer who because of undiagnosed physical pain has stopped writing filling his world with doubt and despair Zuckerman s pain is very much an investigation of Roth s own biographical highlights Roth too recovered from surgery stopped finding writing worthwhile and was attacked over and over again for his most infamous novel Portnoy s Complaint ie Carnovsky So disillusioned with writing is Zuckerman that he wants to become a doctor healing his own pain but mroe importantly healing his own doubt Idealistic yes but as Roth always does his characters occupations always inform on writing For Zuck being a doctor means working with people not alone with doubtSome of the wildest passages are when Zuckerman poses as a pornographer he has named after his worst Spirit of the Wolf literary critic Appel His arguments for pornography sadistically paralell a defense for his own writing It abuses women It is bad for the Jews No You misunderstand me Though posing as Appel is revenge in writerly overdrive Roth is reacting to his real world critics while underminding his characters Yep meta meta meta fiction Arg You know it enjoy Read this on the heels of Zuckerman Unbound to see Nathan dealing with his success I think that Roth writes these books for the idealistic He wants people to know that writing is hard celebrity is harder and that even though everyone is going to tell you you are crazy no one will sympathize with youriterary plights Or career choices for that matter Zuckerman A Vineyard Christmas lives for a time with an unrealistic dream to be a doctor and when explaining this to his college friend Bobby now a doctor he is turned off of his idealism It is not writing that is full of doubtife is full of doubt Some of Roth s most touching passages are when Zuckerman finally finding solace in people who actually address his pain as Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose life s pain wanders here and there in a hospital He talks with the elderly He visits those who are sick He pushes an old man around in a wheel chair He is inspecting himself and realizing in the calm after his personal storms that This isife With real teeth in it And though Zuckerman may still not have matured all the way out of himself he is set to try The Anatomy LessonThe Anatomy Lesson 1983 is the third of a trilogy of Philip Roth novels about an American Jewish novelist Nathan Zuckerman Zuckerman has at east vague resemblances to what readers might imagine as the character of Roth Throughout the book Roth plays on these resemblances teasing the reader about the extent to which the writer and his fictional protagonist may be the same The relationship between author and character is only one of the many studied ambiguities and themes in this bookThe story is told in the third person perhaps to separate Roth from Zuckerman It is set primarily in 1973 shortly after Watergate At the age of 40 Zuckerman has written four novels but has suffered from writer s block for four years When he published his fourth and highly successful novel Carnovsky his father and brother reacted sharply as they thought the book mocked the family and American Jews On his death bed the father cursed Zuckerman About a year after the father s death Zuckerman S Mother Died S mother died Roth s sentence in the is when he is sick every man wants his mother Thus Zuckerman has been suffering from severe neck and back pains which the finest of New York City s specialists cannot diagnose or cure and he becomes dependent upon the ministrations of womenThe book features a mixture of Roth s bravado and sharp humor on the one hand and seriousness and introspection on the other hand Ego is on full display Much of the story moves forward through ong conversations between Zukerman and a variety of other characters in the BOOK THERE ARE MANY ARGUMENTS AND There are many arguments and confrontationsA major theme of the book is the oneliness and isolation of the ife of a writer Zuckerman portrays himself with some reason is sitting in a bare uiet room from his 20 s struggling to develop and think through Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) language and character and stories Hisibido as always is in the way as Zuckerman has gone through and divorced what he describes as three exemplary wives Zuckerman also is stung by criticism of his work even though his novels have attained great popularity and have made him financially comfortable Midway in the book the frustrated writer forms the idea of going back to school changing professions and becoming a doctor He imagines that as a physician he could do clearcut good for people and avoid the ambiguities bickering and Math Basics 6 loneliness attendant to writing Besides dealing with the process and nature of writing Zuckerman has issues with his strong sexuality and even so with his JewishnessThe novel is in two broad parts The first part takes place with Zuckerman with his illness and writer s block in New York City He is tended to by four women each of whom offers him care as well as sex in varied forms The opening gradually turns to Zuckerman s relationship to a critic named Appel who has written aengthy essay rejecting Zuckerman s work for what he sees as its hostility to American Judaism Following the Yom Kippur War Zuckerman Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, learns that Appel wants him to write a New York Times essay responding to criticism of Israel Zuckerman reacts angrily in the process addressing sore issues about his relationship to his family to the community in which he grew up and to JudaismThe second part of the book is set in Chicago Full of painkillers drugs and alcohol Zuckerman travels to the University of Chicago in pursuit of his will of the wisp dream to become a physician This is the strongerivelier part of the book full of outrageously brilliant ribald and yet introspective writing To a variety of people including the unfortunate businessman sharing a plane seat with him and a young woman working as a chauffeur Zuckerman portrays himself as a successful and unscrupulous hard core pornographer with the name of his nemesis Appel en route to a meeting with Hugh Heffner Zuckerman also meets with an old high school friend who has become a doctor and a medical school professor Zuckerman s writers block if not his illnes seems to disappear as his imagination becomes overworked in his depiction of himeslf as the publisher of pornographic magazines and movies and the proprietor of a swingers clubThe novel manages to combine bravura and wit with considerable seriousness and thought The book portrays well the sense of inner conflict that invariably accompanies writing or serious intellectual or creative effort The books in Roth s Zuckerman trilogy The Ghost Writer Zuckerman Unbound and The Anatomy Lesson each stand on their own and do not reuire knowledge of the other books in the series to be enjoyed and ponderedRobin Friedman This is the funniest of the Zuckerman Unbound tetrology and a fantastic read Again Nathan is The First Ghost living in the aftermath of the publication and scandal surrounding his book Carnovsky Portnoy s Complaint in Roth s realife He is in constant physical pain with 4 then 5 mistresses and decides to drop writing and go to medical school in Chicago In Chicago his female imo driver Ricky is treated to his impersonation of a iterary rival who Nathan transforms into a pornographer This is a wonderfully funny book fully of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential life and typical Roth self deprecation and now one of my favorites from him Now I need to read PatrimonyRIP 1933 2018 One of America siterary giants has eft us The Literature of PainRoth has written about the iterature of sex of the American dream of infidelity of Jewish angst of the flagging Humanism libido and even of the dying human animal this time he is writing about theiterature of painRoth s alter ego Nathan Zuckerman who normally hides in the background to tell other people s stories is front and centre of this one in full meltdown Sandwiched between two other Zuckerman books of a personal nature Zuckerman Unbound and The Counterlife The Anatomy Lesson has our hero suffering from a mysterious and incurable neck pain going on for nearly 18 months One doctor prescribed a regimen of twelve aspirin per day another prescribed Butazolidin another Robaxin another Percoda. At forty the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction pure pain beginning in his neck and shoulders invading his torso and taking possession of his spirit Zuckerman whose work was his Smokin' Hot life is unable to write aine Now his work is trekking from one doctor to another but none can find a cause for th. N another Valium another Prednisone another told him to throw all the pills down the toilet the poisonous Prednisone first and Placing Memory learn toive with it We suspect his pain comes from a hurt ego caused by a bad book review from fellow Jewish critic Milton Appel and guilt from the damage Zuckerman brought upon his now dead parents by the publication of his bestselling fourth novel Carnovsky a proxy for Roth s Portnoy s Complaint That writing is an act of imagination seems to perplex and infuriate everyone Life and art are distinct posits Zuckerman what could be clearerTo be raised as a post immigrant Jew in America is to be given a ticket out of the ghetto into a wholly unconstrained world of thought Both Appel and Zuckerman fit this mold Yet Appel turned from friend to foe after the Carnovsky novel categorizing Zuckerman as anti Semite The Zuckerman Appel conflict can be summed up as I m a petty raging vengeful unforgiving Jew and I have been insulted one time too many by another petty raging vengeful unforgiving Jew Hopped on drugs and fueled by alcohol Zuckerman comes to the conclusion that he has to give up his career of writing recognize his four dead marriages as being a conseuence of the writer s claustrophobic and self absorbed ife give up his current four mistresses who each nurse him at different times without colliding into each other and study to be a doctor even though he would end up ualifying at the ripe old age of 50 He eaves New York for the University of Chicago to enrol Enroute his mental state starts to unravel and he takes on the role of Milton Appel pornographer and men s club owner telling all and sundry of how he makes his iving as such This gives him the thrill of revenge the spur of invention and an outlet for his seething anger and pain His antics on planes and imos during this meltdown is hilarious bawdy and downright brilliant Portnoy ReduxSome brilliant Wanton Nights lines come out during this headlong flight to the bottom The only patient being treated by the writer is himself Without fanaticism nothing great in fiction could ever be achieved I am changing American fking forever I am setting this country free Stand alone Like Swift and Dostoevsky and Joyce and Flaubert Obstinate independence Unshakable defiance Perilous freedom No in thunder While doubt is half a writer sife Two thirds Nine tenths Another day another doubt The only thing I never doubted was the doubt When the collapse finally comes and Roth seems to make them happen in familiar territory While My Soldier Serves like cemeteries aa Sabbath s Theatre and Everyman and he gets his chance to see the insides of a hospital and what doctors face day in day out Zuckerman realizes that the grass is not always greener on the other side that the journey from typewriter to stethoscope is indeed a ong one perhaps one never to be completed or even attempted although many successful authors ike Cronin Maugham and Conan Doyle made the journey successfully in the opposite directionThis is fresh energetic and brilliant writing Roth is at his peak pain notwithstanding Nathan Zuckerman is forty married and divorced three times Both his parents are now dead his mother from a sudden brain tumor His brother isn t speaking to him His brother s wife only utters the most rudimentary comments out of fear of being uoted in Zuckerman s next novel Zuckerman has severe writer s block and severe pain in his neck back shoulders He spends much of the day down on a playmat in his apartment being sexually serviced by four or five different women and servicing themOne of them a Polish migr e named Jaga who works as a technician in the hair restoration clinic he visits says But if you are ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe looking at me for sex I am not interested I hateust It s a nuisance I don t The Fiend Next Door like the smells I don tike the sounds Once twice with somebody is fine beyond that it s a partnership in dirt Yet a few visits ater Jaga is drunk her cheek crushed to the playmat and her rear raised to face him and she s crying out Nail me nail me crucify me with your Jewish prickUh huhMaybe it s all of this playing doctor that gives Zuckerman the sudden inspiration to uit Manhattan move to Chicago where he went to university and enroll in the medical school He decides he wants to be an obstetrician Soon he becomes aware this also means being a gynecologist Flying out out for an admission interview he meets his female imo driver Ricky and pretends to be Milton Appel a critic who has given him a bad review Appel s new identity is a pornographer with a magazine called Lickety Split Soon he is enchanted by Ricky s stolidnessYou know how many come there who actually fuckNo sirTake a guessBetter if I concentrate on my driving sir Heavy trafficTwenty percentThe novel ends with Zuckerman pitching face forward onto a gravestone fracturing his jaw and knocking out teeth carried to Billings Hospital by Ricky where the doctors and interns try to impress upon him what a horrible idea becoming a doctor would beMilton Appel was based on Irving Howe Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegallyAs regular visitors know I m in the midst of nine of the autobiographical Nathan know I m in the midst of reading all of the Nathan novels that author Philip Roth has penned over the decades from 1979 s The Ghost Writer to 2007 s Exit Ghost And that s because as a newish book critic only three years full time now I m continually trying to educate myself about the periods of பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் literary history I know theeast about which would definitely include the Postmodernist Era which The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 lasted roughly from Kennedy s death to 911 deliberately depressing touchstones chosen because of this period mostly marked by a preoccupation with the downfall of America or generally the downfall of all post industrial Westernifestyles and many say that one cannot get any better of a dense yet simplified A Meditation on Murder look at that era than to read all of Roth s Zuckerman books since he not only spent most of his adultife in this period in his thirties at the beginning in his seventies by the end but is also one of the revered artists of this period as a result iving a very typical Postmodernist ife as dutifully recorded in these Travis lightly fictionalized trueife tales even while helping to shape what those typical issues were for society as a wholeI ve already covered his first book The Ghost Writer Roth s ook back at his twenties as a hot young star of very ate Modernism publishing his first New Yorker stories at the same time as his fellow Postmodernist pioneers as John Updike Norman Mailer and in the case of this book AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 looking at it all through the filter of the naive Zuckerman attending a boozy Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf type dinner in rural New England with a Saul Bellow stand in an older and successful writer who is ambivalent about his status as a 20th century trailblazer in Jewishiterature actually written twenty years after the relevant events described and I ve already reviewed his second novel in the series as well the highly popular Zuckerman Unbound a frank and sometimes self scathing The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? look at Roth s thirties when his funny and filthy Portnoy s Complaint became an accidental international bestseller and helped kick off an entire countercultural series of nebbishly sexy young urban Jewsike Woody Allen and the ike fictionalized here into Zuckerman s Carnovsky and which has ignited a mostly generational fiery debate among the Jewish community for aying out in a funny yet revealing proto Seinfeld way all the foibles and personality tics of that community tropes we now generally find endearing the guilt inducing Jewish mother the crazy uncle full of anti Semite conspiracy theories but that were highly controversial to talk about at the time that Roth didAnd the reason I mention this in such detail is that today s book under review 1983 s The Anatomy Lesson is in many ways about the same subjects just with Zuckerman now in his forties the book s set in the FordCarter years of the mid 70s and how time and further revelations have now changed the way he The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online look at all these topics Because this is a sadder and complicated Zuckerman we re seeing here one whose parents have recently died and whose brother accuses Carnovsky of killing which Nathan thinks of in a complex way sometimes wishing that he had done things differently sometimes angry over the fact that his parents could ve gotten it if they had tried but had chosen instead to be deliberately insulted by him airing their community s dirtyaundry to the cackling Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet laughter of a Gentile audience Andike I said this does two things at once because since so many of Roth s fellow baby boomers had similarly contentious relationships with their parents over their countercultural beliefs and since it s so common to 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) lose one s parents in one s forties Roth ends up speaking to his entire generation in this novel even as it also exists as a specific roman a clef about the ups and downs of intellectual fame of being a reluctant sex symbol in aet it all hang out age and But et me also make it clear that of the five Roth novels I ve now read the three mentioned 2004 s The Plot Against America and 2009 s The Humbling this is the first one to make me regularly giggle out oud in public all the way through it and I mean to the point where it was annoying my neighbors at the cafe and that s because this is also a very funny Your Everyday Art World look at the Male Mid Life Crisis and all the ridiculous attitudes and actions that come with it That s actually where the name of the book comes from because as it opens we find a 40 year old Zuckerman suffering from a mysterious back pain that has nearly hobbled him which a dozen different doctors haven t yet been able to diagnose even as he is also becoming and aware of his rapidly corroding body thinning hair softening belly eventually reuiring just to get through his day his harem of Florence Nightingales a cadre of four women who play different roles in hisife but in one way or another help to take care of him some of wh. E pain and nobody can assuage it Zuckerman himself wonders if the pain can have been caused by his own books And while he is wondering his dependence on painkillers grows into an addiction to vodka marijuana and Percodan The Anatomy Lesson is a great comedy of illness written in what the English critic Hermione Lee has

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