Monday, May 28, 2018

Mailbox Memorial Day Monday: Nonfiction by Philip Roth

Inspired by reading the memorials to Philip Roth, I got a Library of America edition of his collected nonfiction.

Why Write? by Philip Roth.

This omnibus edition contains several essays from the second edition of Reading Myself and Others (1985); the complete book, Shop Talk (2001); and 14 additional nonfiction pieces never collected before, including six never published before.

Roth is one of my favorite authors. I happened to be finishing The Professor of Desire the day he died. I'm working my way through his bibliography.

What new books came into your house last week?

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.


  1. ENJOY, and thanks for sharing.

    Have a marvelous week.

  2. You are so good to recognize these writers. A different memorial.
    Thank you. Happy Reading!

  3. I've just got around to starting Portnoy's Complaint this week, with the passing of Philip Roth - I'm kicking myself I didn't start it sooner! It's wonderful to see so many Roth fans paying tribute. <3

  4. I still haven't read Roth at all!


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