Articles tagged philip roth

Ewan McGregor Talks About Taking on ‘American Pastoral’ As a First-Time Director

On paper, Ewan McGregor seems a rather unlikely candidate to take on Philip Roth’s story.

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‘American Pastoral’ Is Yet Another Lifeless Philip Roth Adaptation

Like so many before him, Ewan McGregor fails to do right by Philip Roth.

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The Humbling by Philip Roth

Simon Axler, a stage and screen actor of near legendary stature, has earned the “reputation as the last of the best of the classical American stage actors.” The novel begins: “He’d lost his magic.”

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28 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Invisible by Paul Auster

Paul Auster is a spellbinding storyteller, sometimes thanks to, and other times in spite of, his post-modern narrative trickery.

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8 Oct 2008 // 5:04 PM

Philip Roth excavates and reimagines his life the way Balzac channeled Paris, Dickens reproduced London, and, perhaps most aptly, Heinrich Schliemann dug up Troy—as

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13 Feb 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Shape of Things to Come by Greil Marcus

Convinced as I was by Marcus' readings, I couldn't help noticing that the primary subjects of all four chapters were works produced by white men: Philip Roth, David Lynch, Bill Pullmanm and David Thomas.

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7 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

No one can complain that Philip Roth, of all authors, is politically correct, or that he pretends to be something other than his highly sexualized, readily outraged, and coruscatingly intelligent self.

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11 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays by Joan Acocella

Acocella's volume represents the hard word of creativity in the embodiment of a critic's perspective and finds something coherent in the chaos of art.

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The Yiddish Policemens Union by Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon finally unleashes the genre storyspinner who has been lurking inside him all these years.

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23 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Everyman is of a piece with Roth's oeuvre and yet somehow distinct and unique.

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//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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