Goodbye, Columbus?



In the November 17 print edition of Hindustan Times, I wrote a piece about Philip Roth and his decision to not write any longer.

Ever since Roth’s interview with the French magazine Les InRocks was picked up, the matter of the world’s greatest living writer in English choosing to be done with fiction has generated reams of comment, homage, and discussion. For all Roth fans, here is a selection:

David Remnick’s post on the New Yorker blog.

Robert McCrum salutes the master’s decision in The Daily Beast.

In the Paris Review, a waiter at a New York deli writes about his encounter with his hero after having published his first novel.

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