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10/15 in New York City: A Philip Roth Tribute Featuring Alec Baldwin | Library of America

10/15 in New York City: A Philip Roth Tribute Featuring Alec Baldwin


October 15, 2013


Join us for Raising the Curtain: Stars of Stage and Screen Salute Philip Roth, a free public program in celebration of the 80th birthday of the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by The Library of America. An all-star cast including Alec BaldwinJohn Rothman, and Frances Sternhagen will read from the opening passages ...

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Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

American Masters series explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera.

The result is Philip Roth: Unmasked, a 90-minute documentary that features Roth freely discussing very intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before.


Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

The Conversion of the Jews

Philip Roth

" Mrs. Freedman raised her two arms upward as though she were conducting the sky. "For them he's doing it!" And then in a gesture older than pyramids, older than prophets and floods, her arms came slapping down to her sides. "A martyr I have. Look!" She tilted her head to the roof. Ozzie was still flapping softly. "My martyr."

"Oscar, come down, please," Rabbi Binder groaned.

In a startlingly even voice Mrs. Freedman called to the boy on the roof. "Ozzie, come down, Ozzie. Don't be a martyr, my baby."

As though it were a litany, Rabbi Binder repeated her words."Don't be martyr, my baby. Don't be a martyr."

"Gawhead, Ozz-be a Martin!" It was Itzie. "Be a Martin, be a Martin," and all the voices joined in singing for Martindom, whatever it was. "Be a Martin, be a Martin..."