Thursday, August 06, 2020

Get ready …

… Blake Bailey's 880-page Philip Roth bio to arrive in April. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

At the suggestion of fellow literary biographer James Atlas, Bailey got in touch with Roth.
“Why should a gentile from Oklahoma write the biography of Philip Roth?” Bailey remembered Roth asking him.
“I’m not a bisexual alcoholic with an ancient Puritan lineage, but I still managed to write a biography of John Cheever,” Bailey responded.

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