Re: Philip Roth
But Liam, all I've read indicates that The Humbling is a mediocre work in his oeuvre! Sabbath's Theatre, American Pastoral, and (my opinion) The Ghostwriter are the novels by which Roth lives or dies. Having read only the latter of those three, I think there's a fighting chance for him (it's a terrifying jaunt in some ways, but tender and incisive too). But there's even scenes and images from his short-story collection Goodbye, Columbus that return to me with regularity - haunting fragments.
"...in the spring there was clouds"