6 Sessions: Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2020
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Schedule: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Group Discussion
Philip Roth: His Life and Times
Philip Roth burst on the literary scene first with a collection of short stories Good-bye Columbus and then with Portnoy’s Complaint. He went on to become one of America’s most important writers and one of its most controversial–a hero to some, a misogynist to others. He created characters such as Zuckerman and Portnoy that now reside in the public’s conscience.
This course will discuss some of his best and some of his lesser known works, as well as interviews and films based on his novels. We will relate his work to his personal life as well as the times in which he lived: World War II, the McCarthy era, the women’s movement, Korea and Vietnam. Did his writing change as he grew older? How does he compare to other American writers of his era and with the Jewish writers of his time? All this and more will be the subject of our exploration.
Dan Jacobs, MD
Psychoanalyst Member, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Dr. Jacobs holds a master’s degree in English Literature and has previously taught courses that focus on the connections between literature and psychoanalysis. Private practice in Brookline, MA.
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