13 November 2012

Polling the audience

Does anyone really believe Philip Roth is quitting writing, as he is quoted as telling a French magazine last month? Maybe I'm just overly optimistic or suspicious of a translation error (here's the original article, for you French speakers), but I'm not prepared to accept his resignation yet.

He also says in that interview that he hasn't wanted to write in 10 years, and look how that turned out.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

Well, I don't think it's a translation error. (Apparently I should read more French news! It is easier and less discouraging than literature.) I don't know whether he means it, but most people seem to be taking him seriously.