Coetzee on Roth

Toward the start of a mixed review of Philip Roth’s latest novel, Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee says:

In any sensible reading, The Plot Against America is “about” the presidency of George W. Bush in only the most peripheral way. It needs a paranoid reader to turn it into a roman à clef for the present. However, one of the things that The Plot Against America is about is, precisely, paranoia.


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