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We invite the community to join with us in reading and discussing The Plot Against America by Philip Roth and participating in the many events taking place in the Bay Area through June 2019.  Events will be listed here on an ongoing basis, so be sure to visit this page soon for new information!

EVENTS AT
THE
LIBRARY

Philip Roth: Unmasked

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Thursday, October 11, 7PM

Made by Livia Manera and William Karel for the PBS American Masters series, this 83-minute documentary film is primarily an opportunity to hear Philip Roth reflect on his own life and writing career. Interviews with Roth are interspersed with commentary from Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Franzen, Nathan Englander, and others. 

 

Reflecting on Philip Roth's Complicated Legacy

Thursday, November 15, 7PM

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Incorporating texts from Philip Roth and from critics, we will examine some of the issues that have made Roth a controversial figure, subject to accusations of misogyny and of projecting a warped picture of American Jewry.

Discussion will be facilitated by Program Coordinator Noa Albaum and Library Director Howard Freedman. 

 

Drop-In Book Club: The Plot Against America

Sunday, December 2, 2PM

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This year’s One Bay One Book selection, Roth’s stirring 2004 work of counterfactual historical fiction, depicts the impact on a New Jersey Jewish family of Charles Lindbergh’s defeat of Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Led by Jim Van Buskirk. 

EVENTS IN THE
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