Philip Roth fans didn’t have to wait very long for another novel. A short year and a half after publishing Everyman, Roth has just put out Exit Ghost. It’s another book that takes a hard look at aging, and it also marks the ninth and possibly last time that the character Nathan Zuckerman will inhabit Roth’s literary creations. (For more on the Zukerman series, see Salon’s older piece here.) We’ll eventually have more to say about Exit Ghost. But, for now, we wanted to point you to some good related resources. For starters, if you can’t wait to get the book, you can read the first chapter online for free here. And you can also catch some very recent interviews with Roth. First, Amazon Wired (iTunes – Feed – Transcript) features him talking about Exit Ghost and offering a very short reading from it. Then there is this interview by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. (iTunes – Feed – Stream). Finally, here are the first reviews that have rolled out: New York Magazine, The New York Sun, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, and Times Online (UK).
P.S. Here are a couple of other Philip Roth goodies.
- Philip Roth on “Everyman” (Real Player – Audio)
- Philip Roth on “Everyman” and His Approach to Writing (mp3 stream)