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10 Things I Learned As a Writer From Philip Roth

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Andromeda Romano-Lax

To younger writers who are missing the boat, I want to say: Read Roth. Learn from his oeuvre and from his life, and from how the two have intersected. Learn how a writer can keep pace with America and tell its story as well as his own, again and again.

His Life As a Writer; His Life As a Man

Velichka Ivanova | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home
Velichka Ivanova

Roth calmly announced his retirement from fiction and the news reverberated all over the world. We were surprised. We didn't know what to think. We still believed that our favorite novelist would never stop writing novels. How can a writer stop writing?

Rereading Philip Roth

Aimee Pozorski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Aimee Pozorski

What we will miss the most -- what we fear we will mourn into perpetuity -- is the voice of Philip Roth himself. He has said he has given up the novel. But maybe he has not given up writing.

Please Write

Jill Robinson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

Dear Mr. Roth, please write. I'd like you to rage, rage against the dying of light. What happened to the legacy of our best grandparents, professors and crusty editors, skilled, in the arts of torment, demand and attitude?

Why Is 'Portnoy's Complaint' Such An Enduring Novel?

Bernard Avishai | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Bernard Avishai

Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint was a prodigy's most sensational fiction, not coincidentally about a prodigiously articulate hero.