Join us for a pair of dramatic readings that feature two of Philip Roth's most brilliant reflections on his hometown of Newark. In "I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting'; or, Looking at Kafka," Roth comedically and poignantly combines fiction and nonfiction to reimagine the fate of Franz Kafka, transforming the deceased Czech writer into his Hebrew School teacher in 1942 Newark. In "The Ruthless Intimacy of Fiction," written when he turned 80, Roth moves from vivid recollections of the Newark of his youth to a favorite passage from his National Book Award-winning novel Sabbath's Theater, illuminating the close ties between his life and writing.
Get Tickets Today to Experience Philip Roth Unbound: Newark in Roth's Life on Friday Mar 17 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Ctr St, newark. Enjoy and be inspired! Share your experience on Social Media with #EventsfyYourWeekend for a chance to WIN Prizes!