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  • For Philip Roth, retirement means hanging with Stephen Colbert

    Philip Roth has declared his retirement from writing and even from giving interviews. While for many retirement means departing for Florida and its early-bird specials, Roth is doing something different: appearing on "The Colbert Report."
  • Critic's Notebook: In Discover Mode

    Critic's Notebook: In Discover  Mode
    For me, summer reading has always been about freedom. Not the freedom to dumb down with mindless entertainment but the freedom to wise up, to be ambitious, to pursue the passions that, during the rest of the year, often take a backseat to the...

    What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list

    What's on these authors' summer 2011 reading list
    Here at Book Review, we know what looked good to us on the summer bookshelves, but we couldn't help but wonder what some of our favorite authors were looking forward to tossing in their travel bag or bringing out to the backyard or the beach for one of...

    Five summers, memorable for the reading

    1974: Unhappy at summer camp, I holed up in my bunk and read Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" and Bernard Malamud's "The Natural." The camp might have been awful, but the books were anything but. 1980: In June, I attended a writers conference at UC...

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim

    Hans Keilson dies at 101; author fled Nazis, recently drew great acclaim
    Hans Keilson was a newly minted physician in the mid-1930s when the persecution began. As a Jew in Hitler's Germany, he was stripped of the right to practice medicine. A writer, he soon lost that identity too: His autobiographical first novel was pulped...