Philip Roth - Where to begin?

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I feel like I'm a bad Jew but I've only read The Dying Animal. It seemed like parody of what to expect from a Roth novel: obnoxious but horny old man scores with beautiful-but-unknowable girl, misery ensues. I enjoyed it, but it was ridiculous.

I hear good things about "Married A Communist", anyone tried it?

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:20 (two years ago) link

I hear good things about "Married A Communist", anyone tried it?

I like those late '90s novels to varying degrees, but they were a new peak.

i haven't read it, but in the wiki to leaving a dolls house he does come off horribly tbh...lots of ppl cant separate the work from the man or his image obv

Considering that "Philip Roth" often met Nathan Zuckerman in his novels and was interviewed by Zuckerman for a memoir called The Facts I guess I don't blame him.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 16:45 (two years ago) link

Zuckerman Unbound especially seemed uh nakedly autobiographical

I Married A Commie was one of that peak period's best imo, the red scare viewed through relationship of two brothers

busy bee starski (m coleman), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:00 (two years ago) link

'communist' is one of the handful ive not read, its also sposed to have considerable autobiographical stuff & shots @ bloom

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:22 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Read The Ghost Writer on recommendation of this thread, loved it - thanks.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:17 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

cool, David Simon is making a plot against America miniseries.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:14 (one year ago) link

plot against America is the least of his works id like to see adapted

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 15:59 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

cross him off the annual nobel shortlist

mookieproof, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:36 (one year ago) link

PAA mini could be great if someone wrote a real ending

Simon H., Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:39 (one year ago) link

rip

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link


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