Philip Roth: Unmasked
In this video segment, award winning novelist Phillip Roth elaborates on the details of his writing process and work environment preferences. Roth strongly believes that “life isn’t good enough” as a point of reference when it comes to creative writing. He says there is a journalistic side to writing novels, as he feels that authors need to gather facts to base their “inventions” on.
Celebrated American novelist Phillip Roth is the author of 27 award-winning books - most of which have received national and/or international critical acclaim.In this video segment, Roth shares many of the details of his unique writing process.For each book in development, Roth relies upon the candid feedback of a trusted coterie of friends. Ultimately though, Roth decides what changes he will make to the manuscripts. Even if Roth disagrees with his friends’ suggestions, he says their feedback is vital because it opens up his thinking and gives him a fresh perspective on his work.