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Philip Roth Retires

Can We Really Know Philip Roth?

Derek Royal | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Derek Royal

The title of this posting is a question that many readers are currently asking, and it's one that I and Jacques Berlinerblau recently discussed in our public interview, a salute to Philip Roth.

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.

Moving on From Philip Roth

Tony Fong | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books
Tony Fong

When I first read about Roth's retirement, I almost felt bereaved. The boundlessness of his wisdom is now finite. His announcement made me wonder whether it is time for me to move on as well -- to experience my personal life unmediated by words.

Philip Roth Quits Writing

Posted 11.11.2012 | Books

Philip Roth, the famous American novelist, has written his last book. That is, according to an interview published last month in the French magazine L...