Academic journal article Philip Roth Studies

Annual Bibliography of Philip Roth Criticism and Resources-2009

Academic journal article Philip Roth Studies

Annual Bibliography of Philip Roth Criticism and Resources-2009

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What follows is a bibliography of Philip Roth-related texts published during 2009, including primary works by and interviews with Roth, critical works (books, book chapters, and journal essays), book reviews and media profiles, doctoral dissertations, and adaptations of Roth's fiction. All listings will reflect the format as defined in the third edition of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to SchoUrly Publishing (2008). With the exception of the interview listings, all sources are arranged in alphabetical order according to the author's last name. Only the original American editions of Roth's works are listed below. Of the book reviews, only substantive pieces appearing in major English-language publications are included. All critical sources not published in English are listed under the section "Criticism in Foreign Languages." With any reviews or interviews that are published by more than one newspaper (e.g., those written by freelance journalists or provided through such outlets as the Associated Press), only the most complete version is included. If a news event pertaining to Roth - such as this year's "Bad Sex Award" or his presence on Newark's "Roth Tour" - is covered by multiple media outlets, only the earliest and/or most substantive is listed. In the case of reprinted wotks, all original publication information is included along with its more current bibliographic information.

For all newspaper-related entries, only the initial page numbers (when available) are included. Researchers can find complete newspaper reviews and profiles through simple searches of periodical databases (such as Nexis and Access World News) and online newspapet archives, and in most cases these resources provide no complete page information that corresponds with the hard copy. When hard-copy information is not available for newspaper entries, Web-based bibliographic information is provided. Since many magazines and journals have not yet gone the way of most newspapers - except in the case of PDF reproduction, where an exact digital "photograph" of the original hard copy is made available - complete page information fot these sources are included in die bibliographic update, except in the case of publications such as Slate, Nextbook's Tablet, and Spiked, solely online magazines that include no page information. Of blogs, only those containing significant discussion or analysis are listed in the annual bibliography.

Included under multimedia adaptations are film and audio adaptations of Roth's printed texts. Digital book editions, such as those designed for Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook readers, are not included in this listing. Given the recent growth in e-book technology, digital versions of Roth's texts are becoming standard practice and are expected with each new publication. This being the case, none of these e-book versions are included in this bibliography. Readers and researchers can easily visit online booksellers to find e-book editions.


The Humbling. Boston: Houghton, 2009. Print.

Indignation. 2008. New York: Vintage-Random, 2009. Print.

"Philip Roth Discovers Himself: c. 1946 / Newark." Lapham's Quarterly 2.1 (2009): 92-93. Print. Rtp. of first part of "Whacking Off" chapter, Portnoy's Compkint. New York: Random, 1969.

"Writer vs Critc #4." Five Dials 9 (2009): 34-36. Web. 4 July 2010. . Rpt. of "Document Dated July 27, 1969." Reading Myself and Others. New York: Farrar, 1975. 23-31.


(Arranged Chronologically)

"Philip Roth Unbound." Video interview with Tina Brown. The Daily Beast 21 Oct. 2009. Web. 4 July 2010. . (Transcript of interview, "Philip Roth Unbound: Interview Transcript." The Daily Beast 30 Oct. 2009. Web. 4JuIy 2010. .)

"Roth on Roth." Interview with Jeffrey A. Trachrenberg. Wall Street Journal Ti Oct. 2009: Wl. …

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