“Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.” Philip Roth, 1933-2018
Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are…NYTIMES.COM
And I have just included some of his many books to the pile for the Used Book Store. I know that it should not and does not matter, yet a bit of guilt nestles in. It’s a sad thing to bury our towering novelists, the ones in particular whose books we cut our literary eye teeth on.