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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1665 on: May 15, 2018, 11:42:31 AM »
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1666 on: May 22, 2018, 11:35:48 PM »
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Philip Roth. 85.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1667 on: May 23, 2018, 03:09:05 PM »
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Fuck. That's a hard one. By far my all-time favorite novelist. Looks like it's going to be a Roth: Revisited kind of summer.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1668 on: May 23, 2018, 04:10:25 PM »
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Fuck. That's a hard one. By far my all-time favorite novelist. Looks like it's going to be a Roth: Revisited kind of summer.

Do you have a favorite?

If I had to take three, it would be: Sabbath's Theater, Operation Shylock, The Human Stain. In that order. (The Counterlife is great, too.)

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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1669 on: May 23, 2018, 05:22:13 PM »
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Fuck. That's a hard one. By far my all-time favorite novelist. Looks like it's going to be a Roth: Revisited kind of summer.

Do you have a favorite?

If I had to take three, it would be: Sabbath's Theater, Operation Shylock, The Human Stain. In that order. (The Counterlife is great, too.)

The Human Stain was the first one I read - that and Portnoy's Complaint, which is a furious comic joy, back to back - so aside from its being a plainly excellent novel through and through it also has that brilliant shine of first discovery for me. But I think if I had to name an absolute FAVORITE it'd take the form of not one, not two, but THREE books, those that comprise the official Zuckerman trilogy: The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, and The Anatomy Lesson.

But his greatest work is probably Sabbath's Theater.

Also love Everyman, The Professor of Desire, Goodbye Columbus, American Pastoral, Our Gang, The Dying Animal...

I, incredibly, have not yet read The Plot Against America - want to pick that up next but, given the way the world has gone these past 18 months, I now find the prospect a bit frightening.
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Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Reply #1670 on: May 23, 2018, 05:41:44 PM »
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Oh, I haven't read The Plot Against America too, I always had a weird feeling about it, as if it were "fast food" after The Human Stain. But I will. Of course I will. I'm missing a few of them now: Our Gang, When She Was Good, etc.

Even if Letting Go isn't fully fleshed Roth I loved that book. There's everything in it.

And I often return to the letter by Zuckerman to Roth—yes, weird thing...—at the end of The Facts.
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