“To have to deny the actuality of ‘schmutz’ is to make Jews less than human.” — Philip Roth
Despite Roth forbidding Jewish rituals at his funeral ceremony, “He said he wants to be buried near Jews so he has someone to talk to.”
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and as we remember those who have given their lives for our country, we have also earned a bit of rest.
Did Roth’s perceived anti-Semitism and misogyny doom his chance at a Nobel Prize?
“Some writers even want to be good writers,” Trump wrote in 2005. “I’ve read John Updike, I’ve read Orhan Pamuk, I’ve read Philip Roth.”
Philip Roth will be remembered for his feisty and outspoken novels, essays and stories like “The Conversion of the Jews.”
For Roth, food was all about class.
On Philip Roth’s 80th birthday, a group of the author’s fervent fans boarded a bus in Newark, Roth’s hometown and the site of many of his novels.
The most touching tributes to Roth came from those who learned their crafts from him.
Roth’s death is the end of many things: Of towering white male novelists. Of America as my Jewish grandparents knew it.