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Another Look Book Club -- Philip Roth's "The Ghost Writer"

Award-winning author Tobias Wolff, a professor of English, will join two of the nation’s leading novelists, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, for a discussion of Philip Roth’s 1979 classic, The Ghost Writer.

The Ghost Writer tells the story of an ambitious young writer, Nathan Zuckerman, visiting a famous one, E.I. Lonoff, at the older author’s home in western Massachusetts in 1956. A winter storm leaves Zuckerman and the Lonoffs snowbound with a young Jewish refugee from Europe. Zuckerman, estranged from his community for portraying Jewish families in an irreverent light, imagines the beautiful young stranger is Anne Frank, mysteriously survived and in America, who will somehow vindicate him.

The occasion marks the first time Another Look has featured a living author.

Philip Roth has received the Pulitzer Prize, the Man Booker International Prize, the National Medal of Arts, the National Humanities Medal, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Fiction and two National Book Awards. Every year he appears on the Ladbroke’s list of Nobel contenders.

No reservations are required but seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

Another Look is co-sponsored by the Stanford University Department of English, Stanford Creative Writing Program, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Stanford Libraries.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014. 07:30 PM


Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall