Jerome Groopman

Dissecting the Body and Soul of the Common Man

Everyman By Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin, 192 pages, $24. * * *|My grandmother Rebecca lived to 100, but, as was typical for a person of her time and place, from an early age she witnessed severe illness. Born on the outskirts of Vilna, she arrived at Ellis Island in 1901 as a young woman, worked in a sweatshop on Rivington Street, married