Reading Myself And Others
Philip Roth's writing career spans a remarkable five decades, a period that has seen him rise to become one of the greatest chroniclers of post-war American life. Collected here are some of the finest interviews, essays and articles discussing his own fiction and the range of controversies that it sparked, including his long interview with the Paris Review. Here too are Roth's writings on American fiction, Milan Kundera, baseball, and his deep admiration for Franz Kafka. Coursing through each of these pieces is the Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness that have defined Roth's writing for half a century.
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READING MYSELF AND OTHERSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
This is an act of self-vindication, an expression of Philip Roth's "continuing need for self-analysis and self-justification," a valiant defense of the naked and exposed "moral flank" some critics ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raycun - LibraryThing
Roth is always interesting, but this book has the disadvantage of collecting a lot of interviews and essays where he addresses the same few subjects. Read full review