SOURCE: New York Times
Blake Bailey's new biography of the novelist Philip Roth represented a challenge not least because of Roth's notorious resistance to getting the biographical treatment, but also because of the weakness of the literary biographical tradition in American letters.
by PJ Grisar
Not that long ago, America welcomed its first Nazis.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
by Jon Wiener
Richard Nixon didn't talk about writers much... but he did talk of Philip Roth.
SOURCE: The New Republic
Michael Kimmage is an associate professor of history at Catholic University. He is the author of In History’s Grip: Philip Roth’s Newark Trilogy and The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers and the Lessons of Anti-Communism; he is also the translator of Wolfgang Koeppen’s Journey Through America.
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