What Happens to Philip Roth’s Legacy Now?
New York Times
Alter, AlexandraSchuessler, Jennifer
In an effort to control his legacy, Philip Roth authorized only one biography, "Philip Roth: The Biography" by Blake Bailey, which appeared after Roth's death. The biography was based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Roth as well as access to his personal papers. Since Bailey's biography was published, it has become steeped in controversy over several accusations of sexual harassment against Bailey. The article addresses the concern among scholars and critics over what will happen to Roth's legacy, since his estate exercises tight control over who has access to his papers. Click on the link above to read the article.
Roth, Philip, Literature, United States