The Late Philip Roth (1880)

In honor of a great American writer, Philip Roth, who died on  May 22, we will read two of his late novels, The Plot Against America (2004) and his final book, Nemesis (2010).  We’ll be talking about his life and literary influence as well as the art and message of these powerful books.

(Afternoon option) Four Tuesdays, September  11, 18, 25,  October 2, 2 to 4 p.m.
(Evening option) Four
Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27,  October 4, 7 to 9 p.m.



$120.00(10% off for members)

Reading assignments for The Late Philip Roth;


Sept, 11, 13 The Plot Against America, Chs. 1-5: pp. 1-203

Sept. 18, 20 Plot,  Ch. 6-Postscript: pp. 204-end.

Sept. 25,27 Nemesis, Part 1: pp. 1-131.

Oct. 2, 4     Nemesis, Part 2: pp. 140-end.

The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

Nemesis, by Philip Roth

Asymmetry, by Halliday



Elaine Showalter is Professor Emerita of  English at Princeton University. She is the author of ten books and a frequent reviewer for periodicals in the US and UK. This is her third  P&P class on the novels of Philip Roth.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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The Plot Against America (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400079490
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Published: Vintage - September 27th, 2005

Nemesis (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307475008
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Asymmetry: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501166761
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2018