Three Times Roth plus Bellow

Roth and the Death of the Novel--an Interview

Roth disillusionment, Bellow enlightenment--a consideration

The Ghost Writer et al.

With this latter post I have considerable sympathy.  While I have managed to gain a bit of a taste for Roth, I still find myself repulsed by some aspects of his obsession with sex.  They are meant to be meaningful, I know, but they don't resonate for me the way I think the author wishes them to--they strike me as very fetishistic and beyond abnormal into the world of the anti-normal.  And perhaps that is the point--but it is a point required in exceedingly small doses.  I long for another The Plot Against America.


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