AMERICAN NOVELIST, PHILIP ROTH, ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT !

THE GRAND AMERICAN NOVELIST,
PHILIP ROTH, IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST SUITABLE AUTHORS TO BE CALLED AS ‘NOBEL LAUREATE’ . . . .BUT,THE NOBEL COMMITTEE HAS GOT A FAIR SHARE OF NOTORIETY FOR MISSING AUTHORS WHO ARE THE BEST OF THEIR TIME !

PHILIP ROTH ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT AS DISCLOSED IN AN INTERVIEW THAT THE AUTHOR GAVE LAST MONTH TO A FRENCH MAGAZINE!!THE INTERVIEW CARRIED IN THE ‘Les InRocks’ AND LATER TRANSLATED BY THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE, ‘SALON’ , HAS GRIPPED THE WORLD OF LITERATTI ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MR. ROTH AND HIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUPERB AMERICAN TRADITION OF NOVEL WRITINGS OF F.SCOTT FITZGERALD,FAULKNER,SAUL BELLOW AND THE LIKES!

HE SAID HE WOULD NOT PEN ANYTHING OR READ ANYTHING. . .HE HAD ENOUGH OF ALL SUCH STUFFS OF READING,WRITING AND TEACHING!
HE PLANS A CONTEMPLATIVE AND PEACEFUL DAYS AHEAD IN ORDER TO REFLECT WHAT HAD HE ATTAINED IN LIFE AND WAS THAT WORTH ATTAINING !
‘NIMESIS’ (Published in 2010) WILL BE HIS LAST BOOK!

QUOTING AMERICAN BOXER JOE LOUIS,ROTH SAID THAT LIKE THE BOXER HE WOULD LIKE TO SUM UP HIS CAREER AS – -‘I DID WHAT I COULD WITH WHAT I HAD !’
PHILIP ROTH HAD HIS LITERARY DEBUT IN 1959 WHEN HIS BOOK,’GOODBYE,COLUMBUS’ PUBLISHED.BUT ,IT WAS A DECADE LATER THAT MR. ROTH GAINED AN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AFTER HIS BOOK, ‘PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT’ GOT PUBLISHED.HIS ANOTHER NOTABLE CREATION, ‘THE HUMAN STAIN’ WAS LATER ADAPTED FOR AN EPONYMOUS FILM STARRING ANTHONY HOPKINS AND NICOLE KIDMAN.HIS LAST BOOK, ‘NEMESIS’ WAS PUBLISHED IN 2010.MR. ROTH SAID THAT HE HAD NOT WRITTEN ANYTHING IN THE LAST TWO YEARS POST ‘NEMESIS’ AND HE WOULD NOT WRITE ANYTHING ANYMORE!HE TOLD HE HAD ENOUGH AND HE DIDN’T FEEL ANY FANATICISM TO WRITETHAT HE HAD EXPERIENCED IN LIFE.
PHILIP ROTH IS 79 AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST HOPEFULS FOR THE LITERATURE NOBEL FOR A DECADE OR SO!
HOPEFULLY ,THE NOBEL FOUNDATION WILL DO JUSTICE TO MR. ROTH !
WISHING HIM A BLISSFUL TIME AHEAD!
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
(91) 9334411390.

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