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Philip Roth retires

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Says he hasn't written any new material in three years.

  2. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    His output in this last third of his career has been phenomenal. What a genius/what a monster. How sad I am to see him go.
  3. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Unless there are health issues, I think this should be Philip Roth "retires."
  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Goodbye, Columbus.

    (First thing I read of his. Still holds up pretty good, too.)

    My favorite Roth book is American Pastoral. I know it's not his best in many respects, but the last portion of it, how a father imagines his radical daughter might live, is a pretty clever way of projecting how the middle class sees radicalism. Like an outpost of evil.
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    His writing will be missed.

    Portnoy was my first introduction to Roth, and perhaps is still my favorite.
  6. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Well, shit.

    I would say this means we won't see much of him anymore, but we didn't see much of him when he was an active writer.

    In his last five or six books, he reads legitimately frightened of what old age does to a person. Especially in Exit Ghost.
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