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Revisting Portnoy, in Pictures
September 6, 2012
In a recent The A.V. Club article, Nathan Rabin revisits what many consider to be the least successful of Roth-based film adaptations, Ernest Lehman’s Portnoy’s Complaint. The film came out in 1972, following up on the success of the previous cinematic Roth adaptation, Larry Peerce’s Goodbye, Columbus (also starring Richard Benjamin), but disappointing on a variety of levels. Perhaps Rabin is being generous in giving the movie a C+ rating (although there are a couple of surrealistic scenes in the film that make some of it worth watching).
2020 Philip Roth Lecture to Feature Tracy K. Smith
September 8, 2020
Ben Taylor's new book on Roth featured in The Atlantic
April 22, 2020
CFP: Special Issue, Philip Roth Studies (18.1, Spring 2022), “Roth and Judaism"