Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Philip Roth Interview to be Simulcast

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The Philip Roth simulcast takes place today, September 16, 2008, at various bookstores across the country at approximately 5:00 P.M. Eastern. The list of bookstores participating in the simulcast is here.

During the simulcast, Philip Roth will be interviewed about his new novel, Indignation, by author Ben Taylor in New York City.

Publishers Weekly has already hailed Indignation as brilliant and disconcerting ... a melancholy triumph and a cogent reflection on society in a time of war. Roth's 29th book tells the story of Marcus Messner, a studious, law-abiding youngster from Newark, New Jersey, who is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College in 1951, the second year of the Korean War. And why is he there instead of the local college where he originally enrolled? Because his father seems to have gone mad with fear of the dangers he sees lurking in every corner for his beloved boy. Marcus leaves his parents and, far from Newark, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.

Source: Library Thing

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