Philip Roth a bard of the unbridled libido, but also a writer whose passing b...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Paul Simon was about to take the stage Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl when my 26-year-old daughter looked up from her phone: “Philip Roth died.” The news stunned me. Roth was 85, but in a recent interview with the New York Times, he was as intellectually nimble as ever and there was no refer... .. read more..

Philip Roth, a provocateur whose candor seared even as it reflected the Ameri...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
David Ulin writes an appreciation of Philip Roth. .. read more..

‘Savagely funny and bitingly honest’ – 13 writers on their favourite Philip R...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
One of America’s greatest novelists, Philip Roth died this week, aged 85. From 1959’s Goodbye, Columbus to 2010’s Nemesis, 13 acclaimed writers including William Boyd, David Baddiel, Linda Grant and Joyce Carol Oates pick their favourite work I fell in love with Neil Klugman, forerunner to Portno... .. read more..

Cedar Rapids students take home sunscreen, new books as part of 'summer vacat...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Fourth-grader DeMarion Clark-Harrington reaches for a backpack during a summer vacation kit giveaway Wednesday at Taylor Elementary in Cedar Rapids. The bags, donated by UnitedHealthcare, contained bug spray, sunscreen and books. The students also received ... .. read more..

7 books LeBron has read in playoffs since 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
With the series tied at 2-2, reporters caught LeBron James reading The Alchemist at practice before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The footage resulted in jokes and people wondering if there’s a deeper meaning to his book selection ... .. read more..

Summer Books: Beach Reading
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Summer. At last. And nothing could be finer than sitting on the porch of your home by the sea reading a charmer of a novel about a woman who would love to be reading a novel on the porch of her seaside home. And right there is the conflict that animates ... .. read more..

Summer Books: Food
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
You would think that everything that can be said about cooking over fire has been said. After all, humans have been preparing food that way for some two million years. Yet every spring, publishers roll out legions of new grilling cookbooks, some of which ... .. read more..

Olga Tokarczuk's Man Booker win and David Graeber on pointless jobs – books p...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This week on the books podcast, we heap praise on Olga Tokarczuk, the first Polish winner of the Man Booker International prize, awarded to the best work of translated fiction from anywhere in the world. In his new book, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, anthropologist, author and anarchist David Graeber ... .. read more..

If You’ve Never Read Philip Roth’s Books, Here’s Where to Start
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Philip Roth died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85. According to The Times’s obituary, he “was the last of the great white males: the triumvirate of writers — Saul Bellow and John Updike were the others — who towered over ... .. read more..

The 50 Coolest Books to Read This Summer: 2018's Best Fiction and Non-Fiction...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
It’s June, almost halfway through the year, and what have you read—other than several thousand tweets? If you’re like most people, not much, what with work, child care, mindless TV bingeing, plunging down Instagram rabbit holes, stressing about ... .. read more..

Top 10 books about cricket
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ahead of this week’s England-Pakistan Test match, acclaimed historian David Kynaston selects favourites from one of sport’s richest literatures It is often claimed that cricket has the richest literature of any sport. Possibly an exaggeration – baseball also has strong claims – but undeniably it ... .. read more..

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh review – an extraordinary otherworldly debut
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
There are shades of King Lear in this story about three sisters who are isolated on an island, far away from lethal men There is a house on an island, alone by the sea. Inside live three girls, Grace, Lia and Sky, with their parents Mother and King. Outside, beyond the sea and the horizon, there ... .. read more..

The Best Books on Writing, According to Novelists, Poets, and Writing Professors
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party companion) in hyperspecific or newsworthy topics, from microdosing and psychedelic therapy to French cooking. .. read more..

Portnoy's Complaint review: exploring America’s sex-geography - archive, 17 A...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
17 April 1969 Christopher Wordsworth reviews Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint for the Guardian Portnoy’s Complaint, by Philip Roth (Cape, 30s) Excerpts having appeared in American periodicals, some shockwaves from Portnoy’s Complaint have already reached these shores. It is the most scabrous and... .. read more..

'An astonishing force field': Philip Roth, as remembered by authors and friends
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Friends and fans including writers Jonathan Safran Foer and Joyce Carol Oates, and his long-term reader Hermione Lee pay tribute to ‘a towering figure’ of literature I first met Philip when I did a small book about him for a series for Methuen in 1982, when he was in the middle of writing the Zuc... .. read more..

Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral author dies at 85
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Chronicler of American politics, Jewishness and male sexual desire was widely regarded as one of greatest novelists of the 20th century Philip Roth obituary The novelist Philip Roth, who explored America through the contradictions of his own character for more than six decades, died on Tuesday ag... .. read more..

10 hot books for summer reading, from Bill Clinton/James Patterson to Ruth Ware
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Summer is off to a promising start with new thrillers by Stephen King (The Outsider) and Jessica Knoll (The Favorite Sister) already in stores. But there’s more to come to keep you reading through beach season. USA TODAY offers 10 hot new titles for ... .. read more..

Forget Trump – populism is the cure, not the disease
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Two recent books are typical of the current consensus in presenting populism as a new threat to liberal democracy. But properly understood, it is neither modern nor rightwing Why are the traditional parties of the left in the western world being defeated in so many places by outrageous blowhards ... .. read more..

Stefan Halper didn’t steal Carter’s debate prep books for Reagan. A Democrat ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Stefan Halper: Cambridge professor, former middling aide to Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Now, apparently, the confidential source for the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign. That isn’t a résumé to shrug off. .. read more..

The 39 books we’re talking about this summer
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Set in 1950s Florida, a riveting tale about a young man wrongly accused of murder, and the woman who helped free him. A poignant, insightful and sometimes exasperating memoir by a New York Times reporter who covered Hillary Clinton for 10 years. How the ... .. read more..

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo review – an impressive debut novel
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The intricacies of Filipino-American society are explored in a fresh, tender story about one woman’s journey from torture in the Philippines to a new life in California As titles go, this one is forceful: it proclaims that the book will correct some misconception about either nation or organ. The... .. read more..

Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz review – a prequel to Casino Royale
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
We meet again Mr Bond … but this time 007 is still learning the ropes of spycraft, in this enjoyable spinoff authorised by the Fleming estate One of the many pleasures of Ian Fleming’s Bond books is the fact that he doesn’t bore us with too much of his hero’s background. There is no tiresome orig... .. read more..

Philip Roth obituary
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Poignantly humane novelist set on emancipating American literature from respectability • Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint and American Pastoral author, dies aged 85 “I write fiction,” warned Philip Roth , “and I’m told it’s autobiography. I write autobiography and I’m told it’s fiction, so since ... .. read more..

Philip Roth dies at 85; novelist both probed and skewered Jewish American cul...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Author Philip Roth, who tackled self-perception, sexual freedom, his own Jewish identity and the conflict between modern and traditional morals through novels that he once described as “hypothetical autobiographies,” has died. He was 85. Roth was one of America’s preeminent 20th century novelists... .. read more..

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