October 1st, 2013
Episode 340 of 447 episodes
This week in the magazine, Claudia Roth Pierpont examines the long career of novelist Philip Roth and his many literary friendships. Here, Pierpont talks with Sasha Weiss about Roth's relationships with Saul Bellow and John Updike, the portrayal of women in Roth's novels, and why people confuse his characters with the writer himself. Also on the podcast, Peter Schjeldahl on the cats and controversial girls of Balthus.