Philip Roth

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A master of self-promotion: letters reveal how Philip Roth ‘hustled’ for prizes
Correspondence found in archives shows how ‘pushy’ novelist used ‘collusion, networking and back-scratching’ to win literary awards

Dalya Alberge

29, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Léa Seydoux: ‘Art is a sexual energy. It’s the highest form of creation’
She has four films at Cannes film festival, but instead of strutting the Riviera red carpet the actor is isolating in Paris. She talks creativity, sex scenes and the joy of Bond stunts

Xan Brooks

16, Jul, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Deception review – Arnaud Desplechin’s unbearably twee take on Philip Roth
The Cannes favourite may have worn out his charm with this insufferable story of the author’s multiple affairs

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jul, 2021 @6:45 PM

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Philip Roth, Blake Bailey and publishing in the post-#MeToo era
WW Norton withdrew Bailey’s Roth biography after a series of allegations about its author. As generational conflict rages in the book world, who decides whether we can separate the art from the artist?

Andrew Anthony

27, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Cancelled Philip Roth biography picked up by new publisher amid abuse allegations
Blake Bailey’s life of Roth to be republished by Skyhorse Publishing, home to Woody Allen and Roger Stone, next month

Alison Flood

17, May, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Philip Roth and Blake Bailey were an all-too-perfect match | Francine Prose
In light of the allegations against Philip Roth biographer Blake Bailey, one can’t help thinking: they found each other

Francine Prose

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer
WW Norton to pause shipping Blake Bailey’s authorised biography as women claim Bailey groomed them as their high-school teacher

Sian Cain and agencies

21, Apr, 2021 @4:54 PM

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A new biography ‘unveils’ Philip Roth as a misogynist. Tell me something I don’t know | Hadley Freeman
The campaign to cancel the author is typical of today’s all-or-nothing approach, where if you don’t like everything about a public figure, you can’t like anything

Hadley Freeman

03, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Philip Roth: The Biography by Blake Bailey review – definitive life of a literary great in thrall to his libido
From the troubled marriages to the breakthroughs that led to Sabbath’s Theater and American Pastoral… a beautifully written book by Roth’s chosen biographer

Tim Adams

28, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Philip Roth by Blake Bailey review – how a literary giant treated women
An impressive, complex biography of the celebrated American writer, packed with anecdotes and jokes, inevitably details his shocking attitude towards women

Blake Morrison

24, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Jane Smiley: 'I couldn't finish Philip Roth's American Pastoral. I tossed it'
The Pulitzer winner on her love of Trollope, her passion for cooking and the Ian McEwan novel she feels is overrated

Jane Smiley

05, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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