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Philip Roth Pays Tribute to a Mentor, Character

‘Doc Lowenstein’ was the inspiration for his character Murray Ringold

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Daybreak: Will Justices Act on DOMA?

Plus disputed texts in Russia to be moved into a Jewish museum

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Four Score and Philip Roth

A dispatch from the author’s 80th birthday

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Liel Leibovitz vs. Adam Kirsch on Philip Roth

The two Tableteers debate the author’s legacy ahead of his 80th birthday

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Daybreak: Habemus Obama Visit!

Plus the Baltimore Ravens will NOT be playing on Rosh Hashanah

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Philip Roth’s Legacy at 80

The author and others speak in a new film about his life and work

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Jewish Book Club

The National Jewish Book Awards, given out last night, host America’s most lucrative literary prize

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Daybreak: Bibi Issues Yair Lapid an Ultimatum

Plus last conspirator to kill Hitler dies at age 90

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Sundown: The End of Small Parties?

Plus effort by Jewish lawyer to ban Jews from jury fails

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Daybreak: A Brooklyn Tragedy

Plus locusts descend upon Egypt

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Zuckerman Sold

If Philip Roth sold his characters to Disney

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Philip Roth’s End

Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it

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Philip Roth and Mel Brooks Talk Art and Religion

A Television Critics Association panel hosts two titans

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Harold Bloom Is God

A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic

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A Jewish Christmas Soundtrack

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

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Ehud Olmert, Philip Roth, and The Counterlife

A startling example of life imitating art

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Another Look at Herman Wouk’s Latest

The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism

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Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

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Is Roth Really Done?

After crafting dozens of fictional versions of exits and endings, the writer carefully manages his own

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On “Jewish” Writing

Starting a conversation about Jewish fiction

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Nobel Literature Prize & Israeli Elections

What’s up? A follow-up to our round-up

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Authors Respond to Their Books Being Banned

Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot

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Daybreak: Explosion at Jewish Center in Sweden

New poll shows economy top issue for Jewish voters, strong Obama support

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Philip Roth Responds to Wikipedia

The author aims to set the record straight about ‘The Human Stain’

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Sundown: Dems to Add Jerusalem to Platform

Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision

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Serbia’s Holocaust Memorist

Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery

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Wallace Markfield, Contender

The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance

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Lenny Bruce Everywhere

Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop

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Dispatch: German Book Covers

Unexpected finds at a former Jewish orphanage in Berlin

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John Updike the Jew

In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers