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Latest Philip Roth Items
For the New York Yankees' top minor league players, there's no root, root, root for the home team this year.
"Norwegian Wood" is a lovely movie to look at and get lost in, but those who aren't swept up by its considerable splendor may find less to like.
Philip Roth's account of the lingering guilt left by a New Jersey polio epidemic is competing with a pharmaceutical drama and a dementia-tinged thriller for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which honors medical-themed books.
Irish novelist John Banville has won the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize.
Philip Roth's latest prize was not a unanimous choice.
President Obama honored 20 artists, scholars and writers — including James Taylor, Quincy Jones, Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates — in a salute to the arts and humanities that embraced both celebrity and quiet achievement.
"ESPN's catchphrases and commentary began to overwhelm the actual job of calling games and hosting highlights, to the extent where half the time these days when I watch SportsCenter, the anchors can't even keep pace with what's on the screen," writes Noel Murray at the AV Club.
A specter is haunting Newark, N.J., in the stifling wartime summer of 1944, a time Philip Roth clearly remembers as he reaches back from his late 70s to summon up in his latest novel, "Nemesis," a season he experienced when 11 years old. There is always something special when Mr. Roth sets a work in his hometown of Newark, perhaps because of the unique connection he still feels with a home turf "changed, changed utterly" since his youth there.
Thomas Guinzburg, who helped found the Paris Review, the celebrated literary journal, and later ran the publisher Viking Press, died Wednesday in New York at the age of 84.