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Greenfield-Lynch Lecture: Philip Roth's Other Haunts

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Program in Jewish Culture & Society
Hybrid Event: Siebel Center for Design, Room 1002 (in person) and Zoom (register via link)
May 2, 2022   4:30 pm  
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Program in Jewish Culture & Society
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Please join us on Monday May 2 at 4:30pm central time for a hybrid lecture/discussion, of “Philip Roth’s Other Haunts,” with Brett Ashley Kaplan. You may think of Philip Roth as a quintessential Jewish-American author grounded in Newark, New Jersey where many of his novels are set. But Roth was invested in other haunts abroad: London, where he lived part-time with his former wife, the Jewish-British actress Claire Bloom; Prague, where he set some of his fiction and which became the springboard for his Writers from the Other Europe Series; Italy, where he wrote parts of his early novels and then, years later, interviewed Primo Levi at his home in Turin; Israel: where important scenes and novels take place. Roth announced his retirement from writing in a French journal and has experienced huge success in France. This talk moves beyond Kaplan’s Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth to explore Roth’s time abroad and his global reception.

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