INTERVIEWS

“Saul Bellow in Life and Letters”
Panel with Benjamin Taylor and Joyce Carol Oates, moderated by Peter Orner
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
February 26, 2012
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Interview with Philip Roth: Exit Ghost and Others
Columbia University School of the Arts
December 15, 2011
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“Philip Roth: I’m not caged in by reality”
Interview with Philip Roth
The Telegraph, May 20, 2011
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An Interview with Deborah Eisenberg
Columbia University School of the Arts
December 16, 2010
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“Philip Roth à New York”
La Grande Librairie (France 5)
October 8, 2009
(Benjamin Taylor and others commenting)

 

“Indignation Day”
Interview with Philip Roth about his novel Indignation
September 16, 2008

 

“Tribute to Philip Roth”
Tribute to Philip Roth on his 75th birthday
C-SPAN, April 11, 2008
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“PEN Conversation: Philip Roth and Benjamin Taylor
PEN America Center, New York City
May 2006
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“The Question of Jewishness and The Question of Writing:
An Exchange with Edmond Jabès”
(Benjamin Taylor, interviewer and translator)
The Threepenny Review (Spring 1985)
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REVIEWS

“Goodbye Very Much: The Many Lives of Muriel Spark”
Review of Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard
Harper’s Magazine, May 2010
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“The Abiding Charms of Black Narcissus
The Reading Room, Issue 8, 2009
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“The Things You Had Not Cared to Know”
Review of V.S. Naipaul’s Half a Life
The New Leader, September 2001
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“Oppressed Memories”
A Review of Edward Said’s Out of Place: A Memoir
Bookforum (Winter 1999)
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“For the Relief of Unbearable Urges”
Review of Nathan Englander’s short story collection
Bookforum (Spring 1999)
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“A Centered Voice: Susan Sontag’s Short Fiction”
Review of Susan Sontag’s I, etcetera
The Georgia Review, Volume 34, Number 4 (Winter 1980)
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ESSAYS

Operation Shylock: parabole kafkaïenne”
Le Monde hors-série: Philip Roth, une vie, une œuvre
February-March 2013
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“Prodigal Son”
Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS
edited by Edmund White
University of Wisconsin Press (2001)
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“37 Fitzroy Square”
Antaeus, Volume 56 (Spring 1986)
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“Walter Pater’s Eucharist”
Raritan: A Quarterly Review (1985)
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“Refusing to Refuse Perplexity: Keats and the Tragic”
New England Review, Volume 2, Number 3 (Spring 1980)
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TALKS

On Janet Malcolm:
Presentation of 2011 Ambassador Award for Lifetime Achievement
The English-Speaking Union, New York City
September 13, 2011


On Deborah Eisenberg:
Presentation of 2011 Ambassador Award for Fiction
The English-Speaking Union, New York City
September 13, 2011

 

Saul Bellow’s Letters: A Talk by Benjamin Taylor
92nd Street Y
December 5, 2010
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“The Long Meander to Tales of My Own”
Talk delivered in Fort Worth, Texas
April 16, 1997
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1996 Harold U. Ribalow Prize Ceremony

 

“Czeslaw Milosz: Poet, Exile, Laureate”
March 14, 1988
(Benjamin Taylor and others commenting)

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SEMINAR ON PROUST’S IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Columbia University, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Winter – Spring 2013
Click below to download lectures given by
Benjamin Taylor at Columbia University School of the Arts
Fall 2013
J.R. Ackerley Updike cont.
J.R. Ackerley cont. George Orwell
Eudora Welty 1 Eugenia Ginzburg 1
Welty 1 cont. Ginzburg 1 cont.
Welty 2 Ginzburg 2
Welty 2 cont Ginzburg 2 cont.
Lore Segal Norman Lewis
Philip Roth Lewis cont.
Primo Levi
Fall 2012
Willa Cather Muriel Spark
Cather cont. Spark cont.
Cather 2 Alice Munro
Cather 2 cont. Munro cont.
Cather 3 Munro 2
Cather 3 cont. Munro 2 cont.
Christopher Isherwood W. Maxwell & S. Millhauser
Isherwood cont. Maxwell & Millhauser cont.
Evelyn Waugh Philip Roth
Waugh cont. Philip Roth & Denis Johnson
Roth & Johnson cont.
Fall 2011
William Faulkner
Melville cont. Faulkner cont.
Henry James 1 Cheever
James 1 cont. Cheever cont.
James 2 Cheever 2
James 2 cont. Cheever 2 cont.
Katherine Anne Porter 1 Jean Stafford
Porter 1 cont. Stafford cont.
Porter 2 J. D. Salinger
Porter 2 cont. Eudora Welty
Welty cont.
Fall 2010
Willa Cather
Chekhov 1 cont. Cather cont.
Chekhov 2 Cather 2
Chekhov 2 cont. Cather 2 cont.
Josef Conrad 1 Isaac Bashevis Singer
Conrad 2 Singer cont.
Conrad 2 cont. Singer 2
Edith Wharton 1 Singer 2 cont.
Wharton 1 cont.
Fall 2009
Flannery O’Connor
Saul Bellow 1 O’Connor cont.
Bellow 1 cont. O’Connor 2
Bellow 2 O’Connor 2 cont.
Bellow 2 cont. Jean Stafford
John Cheever 1 Stafford cont.
Cheever 1 cont. Stafford 2
Cheever 2 Stafford 2 cont.
Cheever 2 cont. Katherine Anne Porter
Porter cont.
Seminar on Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter
The New School, December 8, 2010