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Movie Review: Philip Roth: Unmasked

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Philip Roth may be our greatest living writer. So why would he give himself over to filmmakers who would make a movie as dull, superficial and pedantic as Philip Roth: Unmasked?

Philip Roth, 79, Is Retiring. What to Read? Start With the Book He Wrote at 26: Goodbye, Columbus

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Maybe you've read Roth. If so, you might have read his "dirtiest" book, Portnoy's Complaint. Or one of the short, recent novels, like The Humbling. But in the end, I'd lure you to Roth or remind you of his greatness with what he wrote at the beginning.

Philip Roth Confesses The Genre He Never Reads

Slate Magazine | Jan Dalley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

In 1960 Philip Roth won the National Book Award, America's prestigious literary prize, for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus....

The Philip Roth Reader: Love Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

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.

The Philip Roth Reader: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

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."

Stephanie Meyer, Harry Potter Discovered By Accident: Any Chance You'll Be Next?

Wall Street Journal | Katherine Rosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 1991, a book editor at Random House pulled from the heaps of unsolicited manuscripts a novel about a murder that roils a Baltimore suburb. Written ...

Philip Roth's The Humbling Is, At 140 Pages, His Best Book In Years

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

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.

That Student-Teacher Thing

Dennis Danziger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Danziger

What I remember most about Ms. Fitzgerald's class is that when I wasn't staring at the clock, I was deciding which of my body parts to rip off and hand her in protest.