The tenth and final volume in Library of America’s Philip Roth edition, "Why Write? Collected Nonfiction 1960–2013," gathers more than five decades of writing on a wide range of topics: his own fiction and that of forebears and contemporaries like Kafka, Bellow, and Malamud; his deep engagement with fellow writers in Cold War–era Eastern Europe; and the state of American culture across several tumultuous decades.

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