Henry Roth | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Morris Dickstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Henry Roth.
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Critical Review by Morris Dickstein

SOURCE: "Call It an Awakening," in The New York Times Book Review, November 29, 1987, pp. 1, 33, 35-6.

In the following review, Dickstein discusses Roth's Shifting Landscape and his journey of self-discovery.

I had just finished interviewing Henry Roth, the author of Call It Sleep, when as if by some dramatic design, a large, flat package was delivered to his New York hotel room. It was an advance copy of Mr. Roth's first book in 53 years, Shifting Landscape, a complete collection of his shorter writings along with many excerpts from letters and interviews, lovingly assembled by his gifted Italian translator, Mario Materassi.

It was a wonderful moment in a singular and enigmatic literary career. Mr. Roth seemed to take it all in stride, as if, by the age of 81, the appearance of a new book were no uncommon event for...

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