Philip Roth On The Humbling, The Internet, And Nora Roberts
The Wall Street Journal:
At 76, Mr. Roth continues to explore the themes that have defined his work: the eroding of family ties; man's struggle with depression and loneliness as he ages; and the expectations that frame and inevitably isolate sexual partners. Although a British gaming company placed him among the favorites for this year's Nobel Prize, he didn't win. "I don't expect anything from them," he says. "And they usually reward my expectation."