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Philip Roth’s Legacy


Susan Barile, Moderator

This Seminar will explore the works of the late Philip Roth, the “prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature.” Roth’s work turns out numerous versions of himself and unapologetically explores his identity as an American, a writer, and a man. A casual response to Roth is impossible: his writings battle his own prejudices, biases, and belief systems and renders an arena for his readers to work out their own conclusions. Join us with Professor Susan Barile as we delve into three of Roth’s award-winning works – Goodbye, Columbus, The Human Stain, and Indignation. With images.

Sessions 1 & 2 Goodbye, Columbus
Sessions 3 & 4 The Human Stain
Sessions 5 & 6 Indignation

MONDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
OCT 1, 15, 29
NOV 12, 26

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Susan Barile

SUSAN BARILE – Assistant Professor, English Department, Hunter College. A graduate of Georgetown University, Dr. Barile holds a Master’s Degree from Hunter and a Ph.D. in Literature from The Graduate Center, NYC. She completed her dissertation on the letters of Edith Wharton written to Italian Renaissance art historian Bernard Berenson. She is also the author of The Bookworm’s Big Apple: A Guide to Manhattan’s Booksellers, published by Columbia University Press.

Photo Credit: Everett Collection