14 February 2005

On Philip Roth

Excerpted from Issue 2.

It’s true that Roth hasn’t been funny lately. The humor largely went out of his work after Sabbath’s Theater, when he turned to writing historical tragedies. But never has the humor been so sorely needed.

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