Philip Roth: ‘To tell you the truth, I’m done’ Twitter responds to news that American author Philip Roth plans to retire. macleans.ca November 10, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 0 [View the story “Philip Roth: ‘To tell you the truth, I’m done'” on Storify] Philip Roth: ‘To tell you the truth, I’m done’ News today that American author Philip Roth plans to retire. The 74-year-old author of 25 books says he wants nothing more to do with books. "I studied, I taught, I wrote, I read – to the exclusion of almost everything else, Enough is enough!" he told a magazine. "I no longer feel this fanaticism." Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Sat, Nov 10 2012 04:52:28 @ZacharyDreams RT @vexnews: "Philip Roth says he’s done writing" … http://pic.twitter.com/c3jI5tS8mark wonderful A valediction to @Philip_Roth, a contemporary American author of almost unrivalled brilliance. Just some of my faves… http://pic.twitter.com/ZALTkfdXTheSamiad No! Philip Roth has retired from writing at 78 yrs old. A sad day for a sad man. http://pic.twitter.com/xfx4hLjoSheryl Sanchez #Philip_Roth Please do not!!!!!Alma Maldonado If NEMESIS really is Philip Roth’s last novel, that’s not a bad way to go out.Bill Ryan If you’re wondering, this is the last sentence of Philip Roth’s (alleged) last novel. http://pic.twitter.com/dsKH3LR6Elon Green Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: books Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Asked and answered: Everything you need to know about the Fort Mac fire Live from the Perimeter Institute: Climate change and chaos theory + 20 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Disaster in B major: The divorce exposing scandal in Canada’s arts scene Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.