Philip Roth Studies

A peer-reviewed journal devoted to the literary exploration of this prolific contemporary novelist. It publishes writing pertaining entirely or in part to Philip Roth, his fiction, and his literary and cultural significance.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall

Annual Bibliography of Philip Roth Criticism and Resources-2006
What follows is a bibliography of Philip Roth-related texts published during 2006, including primary works by and interviews with Roth, critical works (books, book chapters, and journal essays), book reviews and newspaper profiles, and adaptations of...
"Dispute Incarnate": Philip Roth's Operation Shylock, the Demjanjuk Trial, and Eyewitness Testimony
Things, events, that occupy space yet come to an end when someone dies may make us stop in wonder-and yet one thing, or an infinite number of things, dies with every man or woman's death, unless the universe itself has a memory . (Borges 311)Holocaust...
Exit Ghost
Philip Roth. Exit Ghost. Boston: Houghton, 2007. 294 pp. $26.00.To begin with the allusive title, "Exit Ghost" is a stage direction from Hamlet (act 1, scene 1). Roth's late phase has been replete with Shakespearean refer-ences: the epigraph from Sabbath's...
Impotence and the Futility of Liberation in Portnoy's Complaint
To many readers, Portnoy's Complaint (1969) is a story of exile, of Oedipal longings, or even of depravity, but as Sam Girgus points out, Roth "sees himself as a leader in the effort to gain [. . .] freedom" (57). Thus, much of the scholarship surrounding...
Mistaken Identities: The Uses of Matthew Henson and Charles Drew in Philip Roth's the Human Stain
Philip Roth's usual liberal white audience may be uncomfortable with a major theme of his widely acclaimed novel The Human Stain (2000): the evil of "political correctness" and its threat to individual freedom and achievement in academe and the wider...
Philip Roth: Novels 1973-1977
Ross Miller, ed. Philip Roth: Novels 1973-1977 (The Great American Novel, My Life as a Man, The Professor of Desire). New York: Library of America, 2006. 912 pp. $35.00.In 1973, neither Philip Roth nor his readers could have predicted that by the time...
The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth
Timothy Parrish, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth. New York: Cambridge UP, 2007. xi + 179 pp. $75.00/$27.99.The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth demonstrates the vigor, vitality, and excellence that constitute contemporary Philip Roth studies....
The Inscription of Terrorism: Philip Roth's American Pastoral
Few essays on American literature have gained more relevance and poignancy with the passing of time than Philip Roth's 1961 "Writing American Fic-tion." Before the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, the first man walked on the moon,...
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