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Topic - Blake Bailey
Exit, Philip Roth? Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Mr. Roth apparently has given his imagination a rest.
Exit, Philip Roth? Having conceived everything from turning into a breast to a polio epidemic in his native New Jersey, Roth has apparently given his imagination a rest.
A biography of author Philip Roth written with his cooperation has been acquired by publisher W.W. Norton & Co.
A prize-winning biographer of John Cheever and Richard Yates is taking on a living subject: Philip Roth.
Although I haven't gone back and counted them, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that of the words used to characterize John Cheever in Blake Bailey's new biography of the man who liked to be called "America's Chekhov," "charm" and "charming" would be among the most frequently occurring.
On the opening page, Mr. Bailey quotes Malcolm Cowley as saying, "John had nothing but friends."