Philip Roth: Unmasked

Philip Roth Reads from American Pastoral

Philip Roth reads from his book, American Pastoral (1997). It’s Roth’s elegy for the 20th Century’s promises of prosperity, civic order and domestic bliss.


American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera. The result is Philip Roth: Unmasked, a 90-minute documentary that features Roth freely discussing very intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before.