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Alex Andriesse’s translation of “Memoirs From Beyond the Grave, 1768-1800” follows François-René de Chateaubriand from Europe to America and back.
His books answered the question of how my Jewish education would translate into the real world, should I survive the ordeal of childhood.
Lauren Groff, author most recently of the story collection “Florida,” sees Mr. Rochester as a villain: “He’s a sociopath who keeps his grieving wife locked in the attic and tries to gaslight poor, plain, abused Jane Eyre then marry her bigamously.”
He loves the crowds, the crowds love him, and his appearances attract hundreds and even thousands of fans. On the eve of publication of his new book, “Calypso,” the love fest continues.
Here is a sampling of reviews of the prolific author’s work, an essay he wrote and an interview he gave.
Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.
The way we mourn now? On Twitter. Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, and the Twittersphere is sitting shiva.
Roth’s work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, and more crosscurrents of thought and emotion than any writer of his time.
The prolific author died on Tuesday. Here are seven of his books that you should read right now.