The interviews, essays and articles collected in this book span a quarter of a century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and 'reveal a preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world.' Here is Roth on himself and his work and the controversies it's engendered. Here too are Roth's writings on the Eastern European writers he has always championed; and on baseball, American fiction, and American Jews. The essential collection of nonfiction by a true master, Reading Myself and Others features his long interview with the Paris Review.... unfortunately, natural repugnance and constraints, and a genuine sense of what conversions cost, are dissolved in ... frees Fidelman for what follows, but, if so, that comes under the category, as a little too much does here, of magical thinking. ... the hidden goy, a man whose appetites are associated elsewhere with the lust-ridden auncircumcised doga Alpine. .... as The Assistant, by its conclusion, has marked the sexually constrained, if not desexed, Alpine as a Jew forevermore.
|Title||:||Reading Myself And Others|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-12-23|