Roth tells a story about the summer of 1944 when a virulent polio epidemic struck his city. The hero is devastatingly thwarted when the boys he's coaching baseball begin dropping.
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Last month, Paola Zanuttini, a journalist from La Repubblica, the progressive Roman newspaper, interviewed Philip Roth about his latest novel, "The Hu...
Roth and Allen are producing works it's difficult not to describe as clichés. What could be more commonplace than men obsessed with proving that male elders remain attractive to their female juniors?
The New York Review of Books
by Philip Roth.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
140 pp., $22.00
One of the ...
In The Humbling's three fantastic acts, the reader is thrown into a dramatic maelstrom, which has but one Chekovian outcome and raises many novel questions.
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In the summer between my freshman and sophomore year in college I got a postcard from a boy in my sociology class. It read something like this: "Please, read Goodbye, Columbus right now."
Roth is 76 now. He's outlived all of his rivals. He's our most prominent novelist. And over 30 books, he's learned how to disturb us -- and keep us reading.
I'll endure a dollop of political incorrectness for the sake of an insanely smart story; in this post-feminist world, I'm just that confident.
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 ...
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