Tag Archives: Philip Roth

Philip Roth’s many phases


Time flies faster as you grow older. One day you wake up and read Tom Wolfe is dead. Blink a few times and there goes Philip Roth, too. I was drawn to Roth’s fiction indirectly, around the time he was … Continue reading

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Dylan’s reaction to the big prize was… Dylanesque


“Philip Roth just bought an acoustic guitar.” That’s what novelist Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers, posted on Facebook soon after it was announced that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Perrotta was either taking a shot … Continue reading

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Who’s scarier, Freddie Krueger or Philip Roth?


Reassessing an odd work of fiction, because I need a break from the mainstream media’s “facts”: Novels and movies about ghosts and ghoulies are supposed to be scary but rarely are. If you want to enjoy a Halloween story that … Continue reading

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