This recording, made early in Roth's career, is drawn from his first novel, Letting Go. Set in the 1950s, it portrays the social constraints of the period as they affect several graduate students at critical points in their lives. The scene Roth reads shows the rather diffident Paul Herz confronted by two of his ancient rooming-house neighbors who have a favor to ask. As the critic John Ciardi wrote, "Three actors with separately trained voices could not have read it better. If Roth were not so good a writer it would be the world's duty to force him onto the stage."
by Philip Roth
by James Jones, James Baldwin, Philip Roth, William Styron
by John Updike, James Baldwin, Nelson Algren, Philip Roth, William Styron, James Jones, Bernard Malamud
by Agatha Christie
Stay up to date with W.F.Howes news and announcements
The Home of Audiobooks, Digital Services & Large Print