Phillip Roth and Iowa

Philip Roth (1933) is one of the most prolific American fiction writers of this century. He published his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, in 1959, at the age of 26, and has written 27 novels, two non-fiction books, and three collections of various writings since. There is almost unanimous consensus by literary critics that Roth’s oeuvre ranks him high in the pantheon of American literature. Proof of that is the Library of America’s definitive edition of Philip Roth’s... Повече

Last Patient of the Day

              Him: It happened five years ago. It was a rainy autumn day. The grass in the backyard was hidden beneath fallen leaves, which my father would surely make me gather up into plastic bags. I had flopped down into the leather armchair in front of the French doors to the screened-in porch. His footsteps upstairs distracted me from concentrating on the bright colors of yearly death. From the kitchen came the scent of baked eggplant. He had told me to cook…... Повече