Philip Roth RIP



Socratus O' Pericles

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“So. Now you know the worst thing I have ever done. I fücked my own family's dinner.”


― Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint
 

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"To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver".

He was funny, self depreciating and extremely clever with words
 

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Portnoy's complaint, I remember, made me laugh out loud when I read it.
 

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Soc - was Portnoy from Galway? I'm told they fúck a lot of other families dinners there much to the displeasure of the farmers....
In Portnoy's case he did the fúcking post mortem, as I understand it the Galwegians fúck living dinners.
 

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The Human Stain, I Married A Communist and Nemesis are brilliant books.
 

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A huge loss.

An author who became even better as he aged.

RIP Mr Roth.
 

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Roth wrote sh1t.
No loss.
 

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Roth was a sh1t and wrote sh1t.
No loss.
A bit strong, but definitely over-rated. Portnoy is gross, monotonous and unfunny. Pastoral not bad but machine-like in its relentlessness. For deft touches and glancing insights give me Updike over Roth any day of the week.
 

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Portnoy's complaint was one of the most boring books I have ever read.

Maybe only blokes find him funny?
 

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Our resident literary critic comes in with his his automatic response.
There can be no other informed response.
Roth was an inferior writer promoted extensively by his own highly influential tribe.
 

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There can be no other informed response.
Roth was an inferior writer promoted extensively by his own highly influential tribe.
The pretend Catholic strikes again. Not only do you not have the manners to not speak I'll of the dead, you managed to get antisemitism in there. Can we Repeal you please?
 


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