MY COMPLICATED AFFAIR READING PHILIP ROTH

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And my relationship to my own womanhood meant my relationship with his books careened from fascination to fury, finally landing in a place of deep commitment and occasionally unreserved reverence.And I had not encountered how fully and kaleidoscopically he had excavated the self ? his own self, the self of a certain man, a certain consciousness ? having skipped over his books from the ?80s, most importantly The Counterlife.

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