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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Henry Roth

During odd moments of the day, I have been reading a collection of short stories written by Henry Roth. The stories in Shifting Lanscapes are accompanied by interviews with Henry Roth. I've read the collection before, but this stime I have been really engaged by the interviews. The interviews provide an insight into Roth's creative impetus. His emphasis on metaphor in his work was extraordinary.

Most of the stories are written from a first-person perspective. It seems at times that Roth was living his life one step removed, as if he was a perpetual observor and not a participant. His writing is powerful and pulls you into his experience.

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