Shop Talk

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Shop Talk
First edition
Author Philip Roth
Subject Writing
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date
September 25, 2001
Pages 160
ISBN 0-618-15314-4
OCLC 46683862
809/.045 21
LC Class PN452 .R68 2001

Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work is a collection of previously published interviews with important 20th-century writers by novelist Philip Roth. Among the writers interviewed are Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Ivan Klima, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Milan Kundera, and Edna O'Brien. In addition, the book contains a discussion with Mary McCarthy about Roth's novel The Counterlife and a New Yorker essay on Saul Bellow. Roth's trip to Israel to interview Appelfeld inspired his novel Operation Shylock.

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