The Cunning “American Bitch” Episode of
The New YorkerThe Cunning “American Bitch” Episode of “Girls”The New YorkerA middle-aged male artist in the semi-autobiographical tradition of Philip Roth, Palmer is a novelist whose works include “The 9th of July” and “The Dirty Ones”; his home is full of PEN/Faulkner awards and photos with luminaries such as Toni Morrison.In my opinion, the latest episode of Girls is one of the best in the show's entire series. It's proof positive that ...Tablet MagazineGirls Season 6 Episode 3 Recap: "American Bitch"Refinery29GIRLS Recap: American BitchGothamistPhoenix New Times -The Sydney Morning Herald -A.V. Cluball 79 news articles »
Posted on 27 February 2017 | 12:42 pm
Roth, Coetzee, Amis join in authors' letter
Roth, Coetzee, Amis join in authors' letter to TrumpThe BooksellerPhilip Roth, Zadie Smith, J M Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis, Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler are among 65 leading writers joining with PEN America in an open letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his travel ban against ...
Posted on 23 February 2017 | 6:11 am
Authors, actors and musicians say Trump
Authors, actors and musicians say Trump order 'silences essential voices'The GuardianA group of 60 authors, actors and musicians including Philip Roth, Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith have signed a letter that calls on Donald Trump to rescind the executive order that banned citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees ...
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 7:47 am
Philip Roth, Stephen Sondheim Join Writers
ForwardPhilip Roth, Stephen Sondheim Join Writers Exhorting Trump To Reconsider Immigration BanForwardPhilip Roth, Stephen Sondheim, Art Spiegelman and a number of other Jewish luminaries have lent their names to an open letter beseeching President Trump to reconsider restricting entry to the country for refugees from around the world and immigrants ...
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 3:29 pm
In open letter, 65 writers and artists urge
New York TimesIn open letter, 65 writers and artists urge Trump to reconsider visa banNew York TimesZadie Smith and Patrick Stewart, two of the people who signed the letter. Credit From left: Gabriela Herman for The New York Times; Ian Langsdon/European ...and more »
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 9:12 am
Naming rights, and wrongs: Books, films and
If certain books and shows had gone by their original name, would they have fared so sweetly?
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 7:23 am
Sarah Gadon Joins Logan Lerman in Hulu's
Logan Lerman keeps his face hidden with a black ball cap while out to dinner at Palm Restaurant on Tuesday night (April 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 23-year-old actor just got a new co-star for Hulu’s nine-part miniseries 11/22/63 — Sarah Gadon! Also starring James Franco and based on “Indignation” by Philip Roth, the [...]
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 4:42 pm
'Preparation for the Next Life' wins
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A debut novel, Atticus Lish's "Preparation for the Next Life," has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Lish will receive $15,000, the PEN/Faulkner foundation announced Tuesday. His multicultural love story was praised by the award's judges for "humanizing" the struggles for
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 8:27 am
Debut novel by Atticus Lish wins
NEW YORK (AP) — A debut novel, Atticus Lish's "Preparation for the Next Life," has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 8:21 am
Sarah Gadon joins Stephen King adaptation
Hulu has added Sarah Gadon to its adaptation of Stephen King's "11/22/63," which stars James Franco.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 1:36 am
The Plague of American Authoritarianism
The possibility of the United States becoming a fascist nation has a long legacy in American fiction that includes Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here to Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America. The shadow of fascism has never been far from American ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 2:40 am
New Saul Bellow Documents Unearthed by
The material adds new dimension to Bellow’s relationships with authors Ralph Ellison, John Berryman, Philip Roth and Lionel Trilling, as well as his fraught personal life. The period includes Bellow’s time in New York City, his time in the Works ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 1:18 am
'Learning To Drive' review: Patricia
And the underrated Coixet is a filmmaker whose work is both literary ("The Secret Life of Words," the excellent Philip Roth adaptation "Elegy") and romantic (the aching "My Life Without Me"). She roots the film in clearly observed reality – this is one ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 3:20 am
"Blunt Talk" Creator Jonathan Ames
Begin deeper into the scene, so we’re not wasting time with what people in the film business call 'shoe leather.’ Also, Philip Roth has a quote that every story is about a character in a predicament. So right away, I put Walter Blunt in a predicament ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 1:16 am
'Learning To Drive' On Well-Traveled Roads
Before that, Coixet directed Elegy, a solemnly ridiculous Philip Roth-derived drama in which, yup, Kingsley played a womanizing New York literary type and Clarkson one of his casual lovers. There's no such nuttiness in Learning to Drive, which is as ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 8:03 pm
Roth's 80th cause for Newark, NJ,
"Sitting there in the park," Philip Roth wrote in "Goodbye Columbus, "I felt a deep knowledge of Newark, an attachment so rooted that it could not help but branch out into affection."
Posted on 19 March 2013 | 7:11 am
Roth documentary raises new questions at 80
Not everyone believes that Philip Roth has written his last book.
Posted on 11 March 2013 | 7:37 am
Philip Roth to be featured on `American
Philip Roth is enjoying his retirement from writing and pleased that he will be featured in March on PBS' "American Masters" series.
Posted on 15 January 2013 | 9:11 am
Philip Roth says he's done writing
Exit, Philip Roth? Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Roth has apparently given his imagination a rest.
Posted on 9 November 2012 | 1:05 pm
Roth posts letter to get Wikipedia error
Philip Roth vs. Wikipedia? No contest.
Posted on 7 September 2012 | 1:35 pm
Resolved Question: Need help with topic
Need help with topic questions about Philip Roth?
So far my teacher has disapproved of two of my topic questions, they are
1. (How has Roth's experience with political satire affected his writing.) In her comments she said "unclear. pls focus" The second topic question that she disapproved of was (How does Philip Roth incorporate religion into his writing.) in her comment she said "do you mean Judaism? or overall religion. she also said that the question was too broad" I am having trouble with coming up with a topic question that she will approve of. i would appreciate it if i received help
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 3:29 pm
Resolved Question: Do you think Philip
I'm doing a presentation about him and i just want to know the readers input about the book. Why do you think he deserves the award??
Posted on 3 April 2013 | 12:56 pm
Resolved Question: Does anyone on here
If you read books like Twilight (or that kind of garbage literature), don't bother to answer my question.
Anyway, do you agree that Philip Roth is basically America's only remaining novelist?
Cormac = awful
Pynchon = awful
Dellilo = awful
Morrison = pretty good, but nothing compared to Roth
Posted on 13 October 2010 | 6:18 pm
Resolved Question: For those who have read
I have been reluctant to read Roth because of an initial distaste for "Portnoy's Complaint". I've read "The Plot Against America" and am moving through "Everyman", and am now rethinking my prejudice. Please indulge me with some quick and dirty reviews?
Posted on 28 September 2010 | 7:50 am
Resolved Question: Who is America's greatest
I'd go with Roth.
Posted on 2 July 2010 | 10:52 pm