Philip Roth’s earliest short stories scandalized Jewish communities, and in 1969, the bestseller Portnoy’s Complaint proved even more shocking. Roth mocks American political scandal in Our Gang; connects sexual excess and artistic provocation in Sabbath’s Theater; and triangulates political correctness, public shaming, and sexual indiscretion in The Human Stain. Roth’s engagement with scandal extended beyond national boundaries, as evidenced by his efforts to illuminate the w
Roth Society member Danny Anderson's podcast The Sectarian Review featured a conversation on The Plot Against America in the age of Trump. The conversation featured two of Anderson's students and The Book of Nature's Todd Pedlar. It can be heard here: https://www.sectarianreviewpodcast.com/episodes-and-show-notes/episode-141-the-plot-against-america?fbclid=IwAR15Hh4dVYDnN4QamVe9petG7Ezi_DoJAtDlzmm3kQhceEDBkUyIGrGxLo0
A reminder that one of Philip Roth's final interviews, perhaps his last one, appeared in Philip Roth Studies. The interview was conducted by Society member Elèna Mortara on December 21, 2017 and appeared in the memorial issue of Philip Roth Studies (click here for a copy). Down below is a picture of Professor Mortara in her study with her collection of Roth books taken just a few days after the interview was conducted.