Rooney gets that every part of the conflict over her boycott is a gesture of almost monumental insignificance.
Some swoon at the sight of George Clooney. For others, it’s Ophira Eisenberg, host of “Ask Me Another.”
“They talk about Jeff, and they talk about his memory, and how they’re living and breathing what was so important to Jeff. That’s just a gift.”
The day Isaac Bashevis Singer returned to Ellis Island was “a beautiful, cold day.”
“Pride is also a Yizkor.”
For all of us, sometimes the story we don’t think to look for is the one we most need to see.
The life that emerges from the novel’s pages is a reflection of the concerns that shaped Ozick.
That Roth’s biographer was apparently more concerned about his ethics when it came to literal objects than to women is, in its own painful way, apt.
“It makes sense that he ended up becoming what he’s become,” said Ossoff’s one-time ultimate coach. “It’s all about grit, being of higher mind.”
If Philip Roth wasn’t a good man, he was certainly an original one.