Andy Connolly

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Andy Connolly is the author of Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition (Lexington Books, 2017), in addition to several scholarly articles and book chapters on Roth's fiction. Andy is an officer with The Philip Roth Society and currently serves as the society's newsletter editor. He hails from Ireland and teaches at Hostos College, CUNY in New York City.

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Scholarly efforts to situate Philip Roth’s fiction within a political or historical framework can prove arduous and difficult. Indeed, his writing is so rich in literary innovation and places such emphasis on the independent functioning of the authorial imagination that any attempt to anchor Roth’s work within a broader context should demand great care and elaborate persuasion. This caveat has…