Philip Roth | Critical Essay by Julian Webb

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Philip Roth.
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Critical Essay by Julian Webb

[The Anatomy Lesson] is the finest, boldest and funniest piece of fiction which Philip Roth has yet produced—and that is quite something to say about the author of Portnoy's Complaint, Goodbye, Columbus and Letting Go. Perhaps because of the 'personal' nature of most of his work—and also perhaps simply because he is one of the half-dozen writers alive who make you laugh aloud—readers and some critics in this country have tended to underestimate the scale and nature of Roth's gifts. He has been treated as a Jewish-American farceur who took advantage of a good education to hoist his emotional confusions on a public eager to read about sex—so long as it was wrapped in the severe packing of ideas, and literary ideas, at that. My own guess is that his extraordinary combination...

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