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lauren-john's picture
Feb.28.2014
Philip Roth has never been to a book group and shows great disdain for them, so give up your fantasy of making a cinnamon kugel and having him over to share ideas with the other mavens in your living room. I know this because he said as much to Cynthia Haven, a Stanford scholar-in-residence, who...
orna-b-raz's picture
Dec.07.2013
When I applied to graduate school at the University of Toronto, I had to translate my Hebrew transcript into English. My B.A. was in Comparative Literature, but even courses like Elizabethan Drama or 19th century American Literature were taught in Hebrew. All the texts we read were...
anthony-maulucci's picture
Mar.21.2013
Is it possible that Philip Roth’s popularity among non-Jews is primarily due to the fact that he is widely labelled as a self-hating Jew? Is there a deep current of anti-Semitism in American culture at work here? Yes, he is a very accomplished author, so I’m sure there’s more to his popularity than...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.21.2012
  Philip Roth discussed his decision to stop writing fiction: “I knew I wasn’t going to get another good idea, or if I did, I’d have to slave over it.” C'mon! You don't slave over your writing? Really? image via NY Times Everyone who believes this, please cluck like a turkey. Visit Bob's web...
farzana-versey's picture
Nov.14.2012
How can a writer retire? Is there an age limit, an “until such time” proviso in an unwritten contract? Will there be a toast to the end of the day, a little gift for “services rendered”, and then post-retirement blues? When Philip Roth’s plans to stop writing came to public notice a few days...
anthony-maulucci's picture
Nov.09.2012
Philip Roth has just announced he has written his last book. He is 79 and has won every literary prize except the Nobel. With 20 books to his credit it seems likely that he's said everything he has to say. Perhaps his imagination has run dry and he doesn't expect another flow of creativity. Okay....
aberjhani's picture
Sep.15.2012
Novelist Philip Roth at reading table. (photo by James Nachtwey)    In his September 7, 2012, “Open Letter to Wikipedia,” acclaimed author Philip Roth made an appeal to the editors of Wikipedia. Posted in his blog for The New Yorker, he asked them to correct a statement he identified as...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.13.2012
Today's writing day continued from yesterday. I'm done for the moment.  As I finish and sit here, looking over edited printed pages after closing stories on my computer, I'm very satisfied. More, I feel liberated. I've been living lives through others in those pages. It's better than reading,...
carolyn-cooke's picture
Dec.27.2011
In Carolyn Cooke’s recent novel, Daughters of the Revolution, Cooke set the mark of her anger, along with her exquisite sentences, on the ultimate crucible of American male power.  The book drew opposing reactions from critical circles. In The San Francisco Chronicle, Susanna Sonnenberg...
bob-mustin's picture
May.30.2011
At a recent book selling event, I met an elderly gentleman, a 1958 graduate of the US Naval Academy. I told him I was in the class of '66 from Ye Olde Boat School, and so we shook and had a nice conversation. At the chat's end, he wished me well with my book sales and walked off. A few steps down...