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Reading the Self
The headline caught my eye: "Philip Roth Gives Up Reading Fiction." As I read on, the New York Times article cited an interview where Roth said, "I've stopped reading fiction. I don't read it at all. I read other things: History, biography. I don't have the same interest in fiction that I once did." When asked for an explanation, the novelist replied, "I don't know. I wised up ..." and changed the subject. Regretfully, I knew what he meant
RICHARD TELEKY is a professor in the Humanities Department of York University. His most recent books are The Dog on the Bed, a study of the human-dog bond, and The Hermit in Arcadia, a new collection of poems.
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