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Exit Ghost (Vintage International) (Paperback)

by Philip Roth

That Witch! An Excerpt from 'Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen' 0

The image of the copy editor is of someone who favors a rigid consistency, a mean person who enjoys point­ing out other people’s errors, a lowly person who is just starting out on her career in publishing and is eager to make an impres­sion, or, at worst, a bitter, thwarted person who wanted to be a writer.

Biographers Cannot Be Choosers: On The Biographical Drive 1

Novelists tend to be repulsed by and attracted to the literary biographer, who is both kindred spirit and antagonist, reviver and executioner, exalted Boswell, and the “lice of literature” (to quote Philip Roth from Exit Ghost).

Life and Counterlife: Roth Unbound by Claudia Roth Pierpont 2

One thing that makes Roth Unbound interesting is that Pierpont was able to interview Roth in the first years of his retirement. You can feel Roth’s reflective, relaxed state of mind as he looks back on his career, cataloging his regrets and triumphs.

Philip Roth Retires: 10 Lessons from the Professor of Desire 17

People are animals. The flesh is weak. Beware of ideology. And New Jersey is beautiful.