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Philip Roth and the Art of Belonging

23 days ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

Growing up Orthodox, I never really identified with the Jewish American experience. Outside our community, it seems, was a whole new world I knew little about. We had synagogue and prayers and tefilin, they had bagels and lox. And I might've never developed much of a taste for my fellow Jews outside my world had it not been for a film adaptation of Philip Roth's work.
When the credits rolled on Indignation , my two ultra-orthodox friends laughed giddily. I sat motionless, because Roth touched upon something deep seated that I've always felt.
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Philip Roth, New York City, 1973, by Lee Friedlander

Philip Roth, New York City, 1973, by Lee Friedlander

23 days ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

Lee Friedlander, Philip Roth , New York City, 1973. Gelatin silver print. © Lee Friedlander, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. From Parties , part of the Yale University Press series of Friedlander's portraiture, The Human Clay.
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