Category Archives: Roth (Philip K.)

Top 10 Hellish Child-Parent Relationships

Top 10 Literary Parent-Child Relationships from Hell.

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Vague Identity Adjectives Killed Trayvon

Novelist Susan Bender says that a literary understanding would have prevented the Trayvon Martin killing.

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Returning Home to Aging Parents

Marilynne’s Robinson’s novel “Home” captures some of my own experience returning home.

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Great Political Novels Not Agenda Driven

Great political novels are rich in spiritual attitude. Poor ones are agenda driven.

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The Inner Hell of a PTSD Sufferer

Larry Burrows photo, 1966 Continuing on with connections between Barack Obama’s reading list and the winding down of American involvement in Iraq, I notice that there are a number of Philip Roth novels. As the list is from when the president was in his twenties (for the most part), it is missing a more recent […]

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Absolutely Nothing Beats a Triple

Sports Saturday Last Sunday was a very good day for Colorado Rockies player Carlos Gonzalez. He hit for the cycle (a single, a double, a triple and a home run), a feat that has occurred only 291 times in the history of baseball. Furthermore, the home run was of the walk-off variety, occurring in the […]

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Uncomfortable Books that Help Us Grow

Streep and Kline in Sophie’s Choice  A recent survey of the Tea Party movement has revealed that the movement is overwhelmingly white, educated, middle class and conservative, and people are now studying what it all means.  I love this post Ta-Tehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic. As occurs in the world of the […]

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