Sunday, November 11, 2012
Philip Roth to fiction: "Later, dude."
“After this, I decided that I was done with fiction,” he said, according to a translation by The Times. “I don’t want to read any more of it, write any more of it, and I don’t even want to talk about it anymore. I have dedicated my life to the novel: I have studied it, I have taught it, I have written it and I have read it. To the exclusion of almost everything else. It’s enough. I no longer feel this dedication to write what I have experienced my whole life. The idea of struggling once more with writing is unbearable to me.”