Philip Roth

Philip Roth

Philip Roth, 1933-2018. Of his books, the most frequently recommended were The Human Stain (recommended in both an interview on free speech and one on the role of religion) and The Plot Against America, which was chosen as one of the best books about  ‘Worry’ as well as one of the ‘Best Classic Thrillers.’

Below, all the times Philip Roth’s books have been recommended on Five Books.

Books by Philip Roth

Interviews where books by Philip Roth were recommended

The Best Philip Roth Books, recommended by Ira Nadel

Philip Roth was one of the great contemporary American novelists. He wrote about what he saw when he looked in the mirror, even when he didn’t like it, and claimed his only real interest was writing about what made him feel uncomfortable. Roth’s literary biographer, Ira Nadel, Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, talks us through Philip Roth’s novels and explains why they’re worth reading.

Best Humanist Books of 2017, recommended by Rob Riemen

Without the cultivation of the life of the mind, you will never understand anything about your own life or the world that we live in, says cultural critic Rob Riemen. To get you started for the new year, he recommends the best humanist books (that he read) published in 2017.    

The best books on Immunology, recommended by John Rhodes

John Rhodes, immunologist and author of The End of Plagues and How to Make a Vaccine, selects five of the best books to help the layperson understand the human immune system in all its fiendish complexity—and explains why the discovery of a successful vaccine is only the initial breakthrough in the long and logistically challenging battle for disease eradication.

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