Philip Roth


Roth is a very sexual, artistic, ethnical and immensly intellectual writer. I believe some of his works are based on personal experiences. He opens up the readers mind by discussing some of the horrors of segregation in America.

>>By beautiful421disaster   (Sunday, 23 Mar 2003 07:18)

as a Belgian, I wonder what the current 'image' of Philip Roth in the U.S.A is...
I mean, I suppose he used to be quite controversial, but what is his current status?
Is he generally accepted as a "big" american writer? Are his books selling a lot?

>>By Django   (Thursday, 29 Apr 2004 20:14)

I think Roth give us an overall and accurate picture of the american people and all of their contradictions.
But what it is surprised me the more, is that he demonstrates that anyone has his own perception of the outer things and of the feelings of his fellows, and that perception depends on its own story. What is surprising is how much is different the analysis of Flauria by Delphine Roux and the perception and awareness of Flauria of her own life.

The identity crisis of Coleman may be easily explained by the Stain.

What is the opinion of American people about Roth's descriptions?

>>By rousseau   (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 07:28)

my da has got this 60 year old client/stalker who likes to send him pornographic books the dying animal included.I think Philip Roth is an oversexed bastard.

>>By butters   (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 22:16)

to butters, oversexed by normal standards maybe, but not a bastard. He wrote a great book in the death of his father. As for writing on sex, how do you think it should be done so as not to offend you?

>>By yogi4rock   (Monday, 13 Sep 2004 05:44)

Sex, no sex, kinky or austere sex, Philip Roth is a remarkable author. If he wasn't, he'd be on, not the national besteller list.

>>By granther   (Wednesday, 15 Sep 2004 07:34)

If I read Philip Roth, I read novels that are about the relationship with your parents, about being jewish, about politics, about literature, about the relationhip with your children, about growing up...and about every other topic you can imagine.
Including sex, including puritanism. Quite important topics by the way, these last 2.

>>By Django   (Thursday, 3 Feb 2005 18:42)

Roth is usually very boring and his books are too long for the kind of stuff he writes, but I must say, Portnoy's Complaint was one of the best books I've ever read!

>>By hadji baba   (Sunday, 20 Feb 2005 14:53)

There is no doubt that Philip Roth is a gifted writer. One tends to focus on specifics and details, but those are just simple elements to unfold a story. Through his story, he reveals a rather complex human relationships; irony we often face in our lives; and secret fear that we try to hide or deny. In one way or another, I (and I believe many others) find myself in one of the characters of his story and begin to admit my fear and limitation as well as the irony of my life. His work is in this sense a reflection of our lives to a certain extent.

>>By Joysky   (Friday, 31 Mar 2006 19:55)

Roth must be one of the greatest living writers. Zuckerman Unbound and My Life as a Man are simply wonderful. Exit Ghost is not too bad either.

>>By hustvedt   (Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 21:59)

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