Alan Jacobs

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I read a number of early- to mid-career Philip Roth novels, and … that’s all I need to read.

Maybe this is a function of incipient old age, but it feels good. It feels good to say, “Nah, Roth’s not for me. Maybe he wrote some great books, maybe I would love some of them, but nothing I’ve read so far makes me think that reading more Roth would be a better use of my time than reading some other stuff.”