Francesco Samarini, Philip Roth e l'Italia. Storia di un amore incostante, Longo Editore, 2022.
344 pp., ISBN 978-88-9350-100-2. The book stems from an observation: Philip Roth (1933-2018), universally recognized as one of the fundamental authors of American literature, seems to be better known (and more admired) in Italy than in the United States. Hence, a few questions. How and why did this situation come about? Have things always been like this? What are the peculiar aspec
The Roth Society sponsored two panels at the annual American Literary Association convention, which was held last week in Chicago. Philip Roth’s Biographical Legacy: Chair: Maggie McKinley, Harper College 1. “Philip Roth’s Peculiar Take on T. S. Eliot and the ‘extinction of personality’: a Historicist Response to the Rise of Biographical Fetishism and the Politics of Neoliberal Progressivism in Roth Studies” Andy Connelly, CUNY, Hostos 2. “Philip Roth’s Library Legacy