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Summer, 1944. 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. Vigorous, decent, twenty-three year old playground ...Continua
Wrote 12/7/19
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"That the polio epidemic among the children... was a tragedy, he could not accept. He has to convert tragedy into guilt. He has to find a necessity for what happens. There is an epidemic and he needs a reason for it. He has to ask why. Why? Why? That...Continua
Wrote 6/6/18
A generous character struggling with a tragic epidemic.
A novel written with great skill, which with a few strokes manages to make the atmosphere of a US small town in 1944, and to describe the reaction of the inhabitants at the outbreak of a tremendous epidemic of polio that will mark the lives of many o...Continua
Wrote 5/31/14
Roth è uno dei miei scrittori preferiti. Un po’ perché ha una capacità di approfondire il “semplice”, rendendolo “speciale”, fuori dal comune. E un po’ perché ti fa appassionare ai suoi personaggi fin dal primo momento. Bucky Cantor non si può non am...Continua
Wrote 1/21/14

Wrote 8/30/13

In sostanza, la storia della crescita dell'autore nei sobborghi di Newark durante la terribile epidemia di tifo post-bellica.

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