PEN Conversation: Philip Roth & Ben Taylor
May 2006 | New York City
Discussed: Replicating what is well within the realm of human experience; slightly unhinged father figures; putting pressure on characters and how they react; the powerful imprint of growing up; returning to the childhood house in Newark; incorporating the larger narratives of history into novels about family, grief and humor; and rereading Conrad.
Also included: readings from Everyman, Patrimony: A True Story, and Operation Shylock: A Confession.
• Entire conversation (39:29)