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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Roth's Last Dance

Referring to himself in the third person as he ponders his career, Nathan Zuckerman, through whom Roth so often spoke, ruminates in Zuckerman Unbound: “All he wanted at sixteen was to become a romantic genius like Thomas Wolfe and leave little New Jersey and all the shallow provincials [behind].” But as it turned out, “he had taken them all with him.”--SM

Nice piece here on Philip Roth's love affair with his home town of Newark, NJ.

Roth has always been one of my favorite writers.  At 84 he says he's published his last book.



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