A wonderful afternoon in New York with Philip Roth
In December 2017 Elèna Mortara met Philip Roth in New York and an extraordinary conversation ensued. The first volume of the Meridiani Mondadori, the prestigious series dedicated to the American writer that she curated, had just been released focusing on Roth’s narrative production between 1959 and 1986, with novels like Goodbye, Columbus (1959), Portnoy’s Complaint (1969), The Ghost Writer (1979), My Life as a Man (1974), Zuckerman Unbound (1981), The Anatomy Lesson (1983), and The Counterlife (1986). Now Elèna Mortara recounts that magical encounter with Philip Roth, his oeuvre, his indelible mark on contemporary literature, and some personal anecdotes in an online conversation held in a series of literary meetings realized by the Center for American studies in Rome. Here the link.
Elèna Mortara taught Anglo-American literature at Tor Vergata University of Rome and in 2016 was awarded the European award American Studies Network Book Prize.