‘It can’t happen here’: the horrifying power of The Plot Against America

In a new TV change of Philip Roths overwhelm 2004 tale, an alternate vision of the US shares unpleasant affinities with today In 2004, when Philip Roth publicized his speculative myth story The Plot Against America, the perfect claim had…

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Yogi Berra’s baseball bat and a $17,500 typewriter: a visit to the auction of Philip Roth’s estate

The great American novelist died last year and a huge stash of personal effects went on sale last week. J Oliver Conroy get along About 10 year ago, Philip Roth invited his friend Russ Murdock- the longtime keeper of Roth’s…

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Martin Amis on Philip Roth: ‘the kind of satirical genius that comes along once in a generation’

From the delirious slapstick of Portnoys Complaint to the narrative richness of his American Trilogy, Philip Roth was a novelist of sincere originality, responds Martin Amis As tributes pour in to Philip Roth, it is worth looking back to his…

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Savagely funny and bitingly honest 13 writers on their favourite Philip Roth novels

One of Americas greatest novelists, Philip Roth died this week, aged 85. From 1959 s Goodbye, Columbus to 2010 s Nemesis, 10 acclaimed novelists including William Boyd, David Baddiel, Linda Grant and Joyce Carol Oates pick their favourite work Emma…

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Philip Roth: Portnoy’s Complaint and American Pastoral author dies aged 85

Chronicler of American politics, Jewishness and male sexual desire was widely considered to be one of greatest novelists of the 20 th century The novelist Philip Roth, who analyse America through the antithesis of his own persona for more than…

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