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Philip Roth

  1. books
    Philip Roth’s Erotic Pee Scene Is One of the Most Tender Moments in LiteratureWhat so many other writers might use just for shock value, Roth uses in a way that encapsulates these two people’s love for each other.
  2. trailer mix
    Plot Against America Trailer: The Fascism Call Is Coming From Inside the HouseBased on the book by Philip Roth.
  3. books
    The Book Stand That Sells Only Signed Philip Roth NovelsThe late author signed hundreds and hundreds of them for his friend Enrico Adelman to sell.
  4. series orders
    David Simon to Adapt Philip Roth’s Plot Against America for HBOThe book about the rise of fascism in America will become a six-part mini-series.
  5. Philip Roth’s Biographer Has a Hair-raising Claire Bloom StoryBlake Bailey on how the job changes when the subject’s no longer around.
  6. remembrances
    The Shocking Thing About Teaching Roth to College KidsThey loved him.
  7. rip
    Here’s How People Are Remembering Philip RothHow have plaudits of the great American novelists been tempered by acknowledgment of his misogyny?
  8. 20 Philip Roth Books, RankedThe indispensable, the significant, the disposable, and everything in between.
  9. books
    There Were Many Philip RothsWe remember the slab of liver and the sex, but Roth probably contemplated death more than any writer after Tolstoy.
  10. select all
    Remember the Time Philip Roth Got Mad at Wikipedia?He wrote an open letter to the site.
  11. obituaries
    Novelist Philip Roth Dead at 85The Pulitzer Prize–winning author leaves behind a prolific body of work.
  12. book review
    Nicole Krauss’s Forest Dark: What Is Kafka Doing in a Most Un-Kafkaesque Novel?It’s odd to see Philip Roth marshaled, too, to shore up a novel that reads like self-help.
  13. John Lithgow’s 10 Favorite BooksFrom William Faulkner to Ann Patchett.
  14. libraries
    Philip Roth Is Giving His 4,000 Books to NewarkRoth’s library will be organized as it is in his home.
  15. behind the scene
    Behind the Making of Indignation’s Thrilling, 18-Minute Argument Scene“When you’re a director watching an 18-minute scene unfold, you can come up with a lot of notes, let me tell you.”
  16. movie review
    Indignation Is the Best Philip Roth Film Adaptation By a MileDirector James Schamus’s style is deliberate but not cold, and the performances he has elicited are passionately deliberate.
  17. trailer mix
    American Pastoral Trailer: Things Fall ApartOh America, yikes.
  18. tv review
    TV Review: Philip Roth: Unmasked Skims The SurfaceTonight on PBS, the latest entry in the long-running American Masters series.
  19. polls
    Literary Caucus: Assessing Philip Roth’s CareerPossibly the most prolific, probably the most distinguished, and certainly the most debated one in postwar American fiction.
  20. vulture reads
    Sunday Reads: Capote, Brando, Lauper, and CraigAnother excuse to stay indoors. 
  21. announcements
    Philip Roth Is RetiringFair enough.
  22. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Jay-Z, the Wachowskis, and Philip Roth’s Wikipedia BeefAnother reason to stay indoors. 
  23. beefs
    Philip Roth Gets Dissed While Winning a PrizeRoth wins the Mann Booker International prize, but not before one of the judges insults his work.
  24. the industry
    Al Pacino to Fall for a Younger WomanPlus: Showtime and HBO battle for the Vanderbilts.
  25. philip roth
    Roth Takes Roth TourGuess who showed up for a “Philip Roth’s Newark” sightseeing tour over the weekend.
  26. dirty books
    Philip Roth: Loyal to Houghton Mifflin, Lecherous ProtagonistsOne of two planned books features “a counterplot of unusual erotic desire”!
  27. news reel
    Dispatch From BEA: Doom-Sayers, Agents, and Jackie CollinsWalking the floor at the country’s biggest book convention.
  28. the industry
    Philip Roth Joins Scott Rudin’s CollectionPlus industry news on John Patrick Shanley’s new musical, Tucker Max’s new movie, and Sharpay’s ‘Teen Witch’ remake.
  29. the take
    Philip Roth: The Friars Club Roast“Good evening, everybody! We’re here to wish a very happy birthday to Philip Roth, the man who put the putz in the Pulitzer!”
  30. pop culture's bravest
    Year in Review: Vulture Salutes the Wangs of 2007We really wish we were classy enough not to point out that wangs were popping up everywhere this year, but, sadly, we are not — there were dicks all over the place!
  31. company town
    GE Still Hearts NBC … For NowMEDIA • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt said he’d postpone any decision on selling NBC until after the 2008 Olympics. Let’s just hope 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights last that long. [FT] • Doris Lessing beat out Philip Roth, who was rumored as a top candidate, for this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. It probably helps that Lessing’s most recent novel doesn’t involve an old geezer fucking a “luckless goy chick” in the face. [NYT, Hitchens/Atlantic] • FSG dominated this year’s National Book Award finalists, with five out of ten in fiction and nonfiction coming from the tweedy publisher’s lists. [NYT]
  32. ranters and ravers
    The ‘Post’ Hops on the Philip Roth Critical Band-wang-onGame, set, match, New York Post.
  33. the take
    Philip Roth’s Q&A in ‘The New Yorker’ Is As Spontaneous and Revealing As a Book-Club GuidePhilip Roth doesn’t (con)descend from his perch in the pantheon to talk to just any old magazine hack.
  34. ranters and ravers
    Nathan Zuckerman’s Penis: A Critical OverviewThe Season of the Wang continues.
  35. vulture lists
    10 Fictional Characters Who Must DieLast month, fans argued about whether Tony Soprano was killed at the end of The Sopranos. This month, fans are eagerly flipping to the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to see whether Harry snuffs it. In honor of those two cliffhangers, Vulture presents its list of ten fictional characters we definitely want to see die.
  36. gossipmonger
    This Movie Is Innnsaaane!Danny DeVito is trying to make a movie about Crazy Eddie. One of Lindsay Lohan’s MySpace friends sold online correspondence between Lohan and Samantha Ronson to Star magazine. Philip Roth complained about showing up in “Page Six.” Jane staffers stole a lot of stuff from the fashion closet after learning the mag was folding. Former Jets QB Boomer Esiason may replace Don Imus as WFAN’s early-morning D.J. Gore Vidal is annoyed that Los Angeles Department of Water and Power tore out his solar-power system. Congressman Charlie Rangel is offering $1,000 to anyone who can prove he went on a “date.” Today show contributor Amy Jacobson was fired from her Chicago post after being caught on tape in a bikini at the house of a woman whose disappearance she was covering. Gisele and Tom Brady PDA’d at Palma on Cornelia Street. 50 Cent canoodled with Ciara.
  37. the early word
    Book Expo GalleyWatch: Which Fall Books Got the Biggest Push?
  38. news reel
    At Book Expo: New Philip Roth Book Hyped, John Le Carre’s Son Earns Six Figures
  39. gossipmonger
    Globes Were Golden, Leo Less SoOrlando Bloom celebrated his 30th birthday in L.A. with Penélope Cruz, and lots of celebs attended. (A lot of celebs also attended HBO’s pre–Golden Globes party.) Also at the Globes, Leonardo DiCaprio and model girlfriend Bar Rafaeli stocked up on a lot of swag, didn’t pose for promotional pics. Isaac Cohen was driving with girlfriend Britney Spears while covered with vomit, unless it was peanut butter. Renée Zellweger went on a date with Luke Perry. DreamWorks sent a cease-and-desist letter to artist Alex Hiro, whose work featured some of the studio’s animated characters participating in lewd acts. Fubu chose some suspect characters to help launch its fragrance, which may have been why it tanked. Spalding Gray’s two sons are quite the performers. Lindsay Lohan is dating Girls Gone Wild goon Joe Francis. Philip Roth ate dinner with Mia Farrow. Georgina Chapman is going to star in a movie (and no, it’s not one of hubby Harvey Weinstein’s). Liz Smith uses the Donald-Rosie feud to remind us she was once on Trump’s bad side.