Happy Birthday, Mr. Roth

Philip Roth, who celebrates his 80th birthday today, was first published in The New Yorker the issue of March 14, 1959, with his story, “Defender of the Faith” causing an immediate stir (see the upcoming PBS American Masters profile “Philip Roth: Unmasked”  for, among so many other things,  Mr. Roth’s recollection of buying, opening up, reading and rereading his story

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Karasik reviews Ware; Le Lievre a finalist; A Kovarsky scarf

From TCJ, November 12, 2012, “Building Stories” — Paul Karasik’s review of Chris Ware’s latest offering.   From the blog, antonemdin.com, November 11th, 2012, “Finalists for Cartoonist of the Year” — Glen Le Lievre is among the six.   From the blog, shelleydavies.com, November 10, 2012, “Anatol Kovarsky” — a decorated scarf and New Yorker covers by the late cartoonist.

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