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In Philip Roth's intimate intellectual encounters with an international and diverse cast of writers, they explore the importance of region, politics, and history in their work and trace the imaginative path by which a writer's highly individualised art is informed by the wider conditions of life. With Primo Levi, Roth discusses the stubborn core of rationality that helped the Italian chemist-writer survive the demented laboratory of Auschwitz. With Milan Kundera, he analyses the mix of politics and sexuality that made him a subversive write in communist Czechoslovakia. With Edna O'Brien, he explores the circumstances that have forced generations of Irish writers into exile. Elsewhere Roth offers appreciative portraits of two friends - the writer Bernard Malamud and the painter Philip Guston - at the end of their careers, and gives us a masterful assessment of the work of Saul Bellow. Intimate, charming and crackling with ideas about the interplay between imagination and the writer's historical situation, Shop Talk is a literary symposium of the highest level.

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"A carefully researched and elegantly written book. It is all the more fascinating because the country in such deep denial of its wartime collaboration with the Nazis is not some benighted authoritarian state in Eastern Europe, but the fount of so many of our ideas about human rights, France. Half journalist, half historian, Nossiter winds past and present together with great skill." –Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

"Adam Nossiter has given us a disturbing and riveting portrait of the afterlife of Nazi collaboration in France. His book is a Sorrow and the Pity for today – a central reading for anyone interested in war and memory." –Alice Kaplan, author of The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach

"An unsettling story...that throws into high relief how France coexists today with its wartime past as seen through the prisms of place: Bordeauz, Vichy, and Tulle. Silence has fueled preoccupation, Nossiter finds, when it comes to the French reckoning of their behavior during WW II. Those long-ago events continue to stir up deep passions, in what amounts to a kind of national auto-interrogation – a process that is halting, distorted, and incomplete...A rattling congeries of the ghosts – from collaboration to collusion to compromise – that continue to bedevil France." –Kirkus Reviews

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In 1997, Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction, previously awarded to John Dos Passos, William Faulkner and Saul Bellow, among others. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004." Recently Roth received PEN's two most prestigious prizes: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award 'for a body of work...of enduring originality and consummate craftmanship' and in 2007 the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for achievement in American Fiction, given to a writer whose 'scale of achievement over a sustained career...places him or her in the highest rank of American literature.' Roth is the only living American writer to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. The last of the eight volumes is scheduled for publication in 2013.

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