erik lundegaard

When Roth Was Good

This made me happy to read. It's from Claudia Roth Pierpont's piece on Philip Roth in The New Yorker, which is excerpted from her upcoming book on the man, “Roth Unbound”:

Many readers still consider “The Ghost Writer,” the novel that introduced Nathan Zuckerman and reimagined the story of Anne Frank, to be Roth’s most perfect work.

Couldn't agree more. It's perfect in the way that “The Great Gatsby” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters” are perfect. It should be read.

Caveat: Didn't “My Life as a Man” introduce us to Nathan Zuckerman?

Philip Roth


Posted at 07:10 AM on Wed. Oct 16, 2013 in category Books  
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