Philip Roth | Critical Essay by Mark Shechner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Philip Roth.
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Critical Essay by Mark Shechner

SOURCE: Shechner, Mark. “On the Road with Philip Roth.” New England Review 24, no. 3 (summer 2003): 89-96.

In the following essay, Shechner assesses Roth's influence on his own literary outlook.

For all I know, I was the only person in America who was taken by surprise by the double-barreled attack on Philip Roth in the December 1972 issue of Commentary, which featured Norman Podhoretz's essay “Laureate of the New Class” and Irving Howe's surly and agitated “Philip Roth Reconsidered.” Even Roth, who had been taking blows for more than ten years, must have been on red alert for this. It certainly took me by surprise; the revelation that literary culture was a war zone was a wake-up call. I probably should not have been so surprised. I had spent the years...

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