Conversations with Philip Roth (Literary Conversations) (Paperback)

By George J. Searles (Editor), Philip Roth

University Press of Mississippi, 9780878055586, 312pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1992

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Description

This collection of interviews reveals the intellectual and creative life of one of America's contemporary masters of fiction writing. In spanning his richly productive career, they convey a sense of his continuity and of his growth as a novelist.

Roth has said that one of his goals is to reconcile "experience that I am strongly attached to be temperament and training--the aggressive, the crude, and the obscene, at one extreme, and something a good deal more subtle and, in every sense, refined, at the other."

These conversations reveal a savvy, thoughtful man who shows great intelligence, confidence, and wit, as well as an admirable sense of humility and tact.