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A Literary Caucus on Philip Roth in New York Magazine

Greatest!In anticipation of Philip Roth’s 80th birthday next month, New York Magazine pulled together a collection of thirty literati to discuss Roth and his oeuvre, publishing the results on their Vulture website.  Among the questions the panelists consider are:

  • Is Roth the greatest living American novelist?
  • What is Roth’s best book?
  • What do you admire or dislike most about Roth?
  • Is Roth a minsogynst?
  • What do you make of all of Roth’s alter egos?
  • What is Roth’s greatest subject?
  • Does Roth deserve to win the Nobel Prize?