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Daily Briefing: THE PRESCIENCE OF AUTHOR PHILIP ROTH (July 23, 2021)

Philip Roth at 70: Interview with David Remnick:  Apr. 11, 2015

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

Appreciation: Philip Roth

Roth v. Roth v. Roth

Philip Roth, The Art of Fiction No. 84

For Further Reference:

An Open Letter to Wikipedia:  Philip Roth, The New Yorker, Sept. 6, 2012 — Dear Wikipedia, I am Philip Roth. I had reason recently to read for the first time the Wikipedia entry discussing my novel “The Human Stain.” The entry contains a serious misstatement that I would like to ask to have removed. This item entered Wikipedia not from the world of truthfulness but from the babble of literary gossip—there is no truth in it at all.

Philip Roth’s Terrible Gift Of Intimacy:  Benjamin Taylor, The Atlantic, May 2020 — Delirious near the end, he said, “We’re going to the Savoy!”—surely the jauntiest dying words on record. But it was Riverside Memorial Chapel, the Jewish funeral parlor at Amsterdam and 76th, that we were bound for.

The Frightening Lessons of Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America”:  Richard Brody, The New Yorker, Feb. 1, 2017 — Philip Roth’s novel “The Plot Against America” is a masterwork of counterfactual history, a what-if story in which Charles Lindbergh, the aviation hero and Nazi sympathizer, is elected President in 1940, leading to the widespread persecution of Jews in the United States.

The Secrets Philip Roth Didn’t Keep:  David Remnick, The New Yorker, Mar. 22, 2021 — “The Ghost Writer was published in 1979. It was the first of nine novels by Philip Roth narrated by Nathan Zuckerman.

What Is Philip Roth’s Best Book?:  Gal Beckerman, NY Times, May 25, 2018 — The death of Philip Roth this week led to near instantaneous debate about which of his books was his best. There was the transgressive Roth; the epic, historical Roth; the personal, memoiristic Roth; the postmodernist playful Roth. 

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