“According to Mr. Bailey, the first thing Mr. Roth wanted to know was what qualified a gentile from Oklahoma to write his biography. “I pointed out that I’m not an aging bisexual alcoholic with an ancient Puritan lineage and I still managed to write a biography of John Cheever,” he said.” – Philip Roth is getting a biography. It might take ten years, but so what?
Daniel Mendelsohn has a Neoclassical problem.
Granta talks to Zadie Smith.
Dorothy Parker writing letters to her editor.
Steve Stern on teaching in Vilnius.
“Strange Fruit” and the story of Abel Meeropol.