Philip Roth’s Nemesis and the COVID-19 Pandemic {RECORDING} – Newark Public Library

Philip Roth’s Nemesis and the COVID-19 Pandemic {RECORDING}

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 12-1 PM
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Join us for a discussion of Philip Roth’s novel Nemesis in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


  • Samuel G. Freedman, an American author and journalist and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


  • Sheldon Bross, Esq.,Born at the Beth,” Weequahic graduate, and childhood witness to a Newark polio outbreak.
  • Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean, Professor, & Director, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Interim Dean, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Dr. Leslie Kantor, Chair, Department of Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers University Global Health Institute
  • Dr. Ben Martin, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia

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The Newark Public Library is fundraising for the creation of the Philip Roth Personal Library. Home to Roth's personal collection, the Library will be a dynamic space for visitors to experience exhibits, discussions and workshops that emulate Roth’s thought-provoking and sometimes controversial perspective. Philip Roth often recounted how the Newark Library positively impacted his life, and we are honored to be the beneficiary of his generous bequest. Your support is especially meaningful in helping us to preserve and advance Roth’s profound legacy as one of America’s greatest fiction writers.Please donate today to help keep Philip Roth’s Newark story alive.

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