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The Prospect Interview #175: The literary afterlives of Philip Roth

The making of a literary celebrity

By Prospect Team  

The celebrated author Philip Roth was obsessed with chasing the exceptional. Author and critic Jon Day joins the Prospect Interview to discuss new biographies of the author of American Pastoral and Portnoy’s Complaint. He talks to arts and books editor Sameer Rahim about why Roth marks the end of the grand literary celebrity, and how his novels precipitated the rise of “cancel culture.”

You can read Jon Day’s essay on Philip Roth here

Listen to the rest of the episodes in The Prospect Interview here

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