ONLINE CLASS: Philip Roth: The Complicated Legacy of an American Master (21104)

Six Wednesdays Bi-Weekly: September 22; October 6, 20; November 3, 17; December 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Price: 
$150.00 (10% off for members)

Both deeply loved and loathed, Philip Roth is an essential American author whose provocative prose shaped not only our literature but also our culture, and whose life and work continues to spark controversy even after his recent passing. In this course, led by a contemporary novelist who was not only influenced by Roth but also met him while learning his craft, we'll explore four major works from Roth's canon--Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint, Sabbath's Theater, and American Pastoral--to analyze the evolution of his style and reckon with his complicated legacy. 

To get the most out of our first class session, please begin reading the novella Goodbye, Columbus and the story "Defender of the Faith" (both contained within the text of Goodbye, Columbus).

Six Wednesdays Bi-Weekly: September 22; October 6, 20; November 3, 17; December 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET

Required books:

Goodbye, Columbus, by Philip Roth (9780679748267)

Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth (9780679756453)

Sabbath's Theater, by Philip Roth (9780679772590)

American Pastoral, by Philip Roth (9780375701429)

Aaron Hamburger is the author of the short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (winner of the Rome Prize in Literature), the novels Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award nominee), and Nirvana is Here (winner of a Bronze Medal in the 2019 Forewords Indie Awards). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, O, the Oprah Magazine, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

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

$150.00
SKU: 9787000009462
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Goodbye, Columbus: and Five Short Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679748267
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Published: Vintage - January 13th, 1994

Portnoy's Complaint (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679756453
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Published: Vintage - September 20th, 1994

Sabbath's Theater (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679772590
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Published: Vintage - August 6th, 1996

American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375701429
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 1998