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Philip Roth Retirement

Philip Roth's Fame Game

Derek Royal | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Derek Royal

So, Philip Roth is calling it quits after almost 60 years of writing. I don't want to suggest that Roth was being disingenuous about his retirement, but I do think that there is more going on than a mere statement of fact. After all, what writer announces his departure?

His Life As a Writer; His Life As a Man

Velichka Ivanova | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
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?

Applying Philip Roth

Gurumurthy Neelakantan | Posted 02.23.2013 | Books
Gurumurthy Neelakantan

For me as for several others across the globe, now and for ages to come, Philip Roth will ever remain a transgressive Columbus who ventured to navigate the choppy waters of selfhood

Rereading Philip Roth

Aimee Pozorski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
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.