Posts Tagged ‘Philip Roth’

ToDo ToDay: Philip Roth Birthday Celebration, Dead Professional, and Arborea

Philip Roth may be our most celebrated literary kvetcher. Even among a long line of iconic Jewish-American authors like Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow, Roth’s authorial voice was always the loudest and the wryest. Authors Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman discuss this legacy and Roth’s impact on their own work at the Library of Congress [...]

Philip Roth Will Not Speak at National Book Festival, Says Library of Congress

Philip Roth (Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral) was one of the biggest names on the National Book Festival's lineup when the schedule was revealed in May. But Roth's name is now conspicuously absent from the fest's website.
Library of Congress spokesperson Gayle Osterberg confirms it's not a mistake. "Unfortunately Philip Roth is now not able to attend," she [...]

The National Book Festival Is Four Months Away. Get Cracking.

Yesterday the Library of Congress disclosed the long list of authors who are scheduled to appear at this year’s National Book Festival. For the second straight year it’ll run for two days, Sept. 22 and 23, bringing big names in fiction (mass-market and literary), history, YA, graphic novels, poetry, children’s books, and more to the [...]

Arts Roundup: Big Bubble in the Sky Edition

Hello! Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek wants to put a giant bubble on top of the museum. Wuh?
Writing in the New York Times, architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff details a plan for a blue, 145-foot inflatable structure (he describes it as a multipurpose meeting hall) that would bloom from the museums's central courtyard twice a year and [...]

Arts Morning Roundup: The Problem With TV Remakes…

Is that they all suck, apparently. Morning, y'all! Re TV: You got Chris Klimek and Glen Weldon gracefully dropping huge turds on the new Prisoner, and here's Bill O'Reilly meh-meh-mehing about how the script writers for the alien invasion show V are taking "potshots" at the Obama Administration. Incidentally, Klimek and Weldon are criticizing [...]