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Month: September, 2011

Roth Documentary to Air in Australia

On Saturday, October 1, at 8:30 pm local time, SBS Two in Australia will air the documentary Philip Roth: A Lesson in Anatomy.  A description on the SBS Two online schedule reads as follows: A profile of one of the great icons of American literature, Philip Roth. From Portnoy’s Complaint, his first literary success, to […]

Nobel Speculation Redux

It’s that season of year, time for the Nobel Prize announcements and the ongoing speculations that goes on surrounding the awards.  Over the past ten years, Philip Roth has been mentioned as the United States’ main contender, with many critics arguing his case and becoming dumbfounded every October when he doesn’t win the prize in […]

Fake Roth Follow-Up

Last week we reported on the Roth Society news/events blog that the economics and financial blog, Angry Bear, posted a false story on a new novel by Roth, Becoming Who We Are, and that other blogs seemed to be carrying the piece as actual news.  The Society followed up with the writers at Angry Bear, and earlier […]

New Book – Fiction, utopie, histoire: Essai sur Philip Roth et Milan Kundera

L’Harmattan has published Velichka Ivanova’s Fiction, Utopie, Histoire: Essai Sur Philip Roth et Milan Kundera, with preface by Stéphane Michaud. Be sure and buy your copy today, and order one for your library.   NOTE: The Philip Roth Society is a member of the Associates Program in France. All purchases made through the Roth Society […]

New Roth Documentary: Follow-Up

William Karel’s 52-minute documentary, Philip Roth without Complexes (Philip Roth, sans Complexe) was aired on French television on Monday, September 19.  It was dubbed into French and German (Philip Roth, ohne Beschwerden) for the Franco-German television network, Arte.  Parts of the documentary can be viewed at the Arte website.  (Note: as of this posting, Arte has […]

New Documentary on Philip Roth

Philip Roth is the subject of an upcoming hour-long documentary, Philip Roth without Complexes. Based on eight hours of interviews, the film was shot a year ago between the 78-year-old writer’s Upper East side apartment and his residence in Connecticut.  It is directed by William Karel. You can find more information on the upcoming documentary on […]

More Fake Roth

In April 2010, The New Yorker magazine reported on a fake interview with Philip Roth, supposedly conducted by Italian freelance journalist Tommaso Debenedetti.  In what promises to be an equally perplexing exercise in fiction-making, Angry Bear, a blog devoted to business and economics, posted a story about the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, and in their blog mentioned a […]