Philip Roth Says He’s Done Writing Books –

Are we supposed to be crestfallen about this news, or just relieved?  (I’m very much a fan of Roth’s early and middle period work, but think his fiction precipitously drops in quality beginning with American Pastoral, which was over-written and over-praised.  The Counter-Life and Ghost Writer, however, are at least two of his novels that will hold up brilliantly for future readers.)

Looks like from comments at the end of this interview that Roth is now most concerned with writing his own publicity and shaping how we should interpret his legacy….

Philip Roth Says Hes Done Writing Books –


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