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‘All My Fathers Are Dead Now’

After a lifetime of idolizing Philip Roth, I discovered a better role model much closer to home

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Philip Roth’s Spooks

Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France

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People of the Book

Episode 138: Ruby Namdar on his newly translated novel, The Ruined House, and writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on what Philip Roth taught her about being an American Jew

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Unorthodox Remembers Philip Roth

Talking about the author’s place in the Jewish literary canon, and visiting his childhood neighborhood in New Jersey

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A Fax From Philip Roth

‘Here are the rules of the game, Ms. Katz. Do you have a fax machine? Is it in your office? Will you be sure to be the person receiving my messages?’

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Philip Roth, New York City, 1973

The great American photographer somehow caught the writer’s Id, under a stuffed antelope

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Roth on Screen

Here are the five most memorable attempts to adapt the novelist’s work for the cinema (and TV)

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Philip Roth and the Art of Belonging

For an Orthodox kid yearning to be accepted by the big world outside, the late novelist lit the way

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Philip Roth, American Dreamer

Marc Weitzmann remembers the man he knew whose literary genius and artistic ethics served as a form of resistance

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On Hearing of the Death of Philip Roth

A lifelong friendship between two of the world’s greatest writers comes to an end

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American Ghosts

Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers watching Trump’s inauguration with Philip Roth

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God and America and Philip Roth

On the late writer’s evolution from secular psychological realist to seeker of the nation’s holy heart

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How Philip Roth Made a Jewish American Writer of Me

Growing up in Israel, I had very clear ideas on what Jewish culture was supposed to mean. And then I read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’

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The Week In Rear View, January 19 Edition

All the news that’s fit to skim

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The Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein

The disgraced film producer is a character straight out of Philip Roth, playing out his revenge fantasies on the Goyim

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Seven Jews Who Should Win the Nobel Prize in Literature This Week (But Probably Won’t)

Forget Roth, Oz, or Grossman. Here are the real stars.

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What the Jewish Books in Your Carry-On Tell the TSA About You

Taking a Philip Roth novel on your next flight? You may as well declare there’s a sex toy in your luggage

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Middle-Aged Stalker Professor Writes Lecherous, Funny, Vulnerable Poems

Art, death, sex, and pedagogy, in a new collection of prose poems, ‘My Vibe’

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What to Read This Summer

Tablet staffers share their favorite fiction and non-fiction reads

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Student Becomes Teacher

On ‘Girls,’ Hannah gets a taste of motherhood in an unexpected place

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On ‘Girls,’ Narcissism and Jewish Writers

Hannah gets some unexpected news, Woody Allen and Saul Bellow get name dropped, and Ray confronts his own mortality

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On ‘Girls,’ Hannah Has a Strange Encounter With a Dubious Writer

Clutching a Philip Roth novel, Hannah finds herself in a precarious situation with a disreputable author she admires

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In Defense of Philip Roth

Reconsidering the American Jewish icon as a modern master, not a stereotype

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Philip Roth Fails Yet Another Screen Test

Not even Ewan McGregor can turn the author’s narcissism into a relatable work of art in his adaptation of ‘American Pastoral’

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The Right and Rightful Choice

The decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature was a long time coming

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Jonathan Safran Foer’s Nice-Jewish-Boy Fiction

Campus Week: The bestselling writer’s ambitious new ‘Here I Am’ represents the triumph of sentimentality and sincerity over irony and anger, which is a great loss

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Roth’s ‘American Pastoral’ Will Finally Hit the Big Screen

Ewan McGregor directs and stars as Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov, offering audiences a timely, cinematic glimpse into the ‘indigenous American berserk’

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L’Chaim! In Praise of Ostentatious, Vulgar, Nouveau Riche Jews Spending Money Like There’s No Tomorrow

Puritan restraint is fine, if you haven’t been unaccommodated and unwelcome elsewhere for centuries

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Saul Bellow Is Having a Very Quiet Birthday

In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’

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The Butcher of Desire; or Imagining Philip Roth

Tablet Original Fiction: Meet Phil the Kosher butcher, non-traditional writing student, counterfactual storyteller, Lothario

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