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An interview with Philip Roth: I'm not caged in by reality
BT Nemesis is the most recent in a series of four short novels. Can you say something about them?


PR About 10 years ago, I began to think about short novels. I had read quite a few. Saul Bellow was alive then and Saul had written three or four interesting short novels near the end of his life and I asked him how he did it. And he did what Saul did he laughed. So I started to . Its strange. With short stories, youre fighting with one hand behind your back. How do you get the punch, the knock-out punch, in a short book? I had to find out. Maybe I found out. Maybe I didnt.



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