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Literary Salon

A Jew in Love. Philip Roth and R.B. Kitaj
26 January 2013

Program accompanying the special exhibition "R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) Obsessions"

A Portrait of Philip Roth, by R.B. Kitaj

A Jew in Love (Philip Roth), 1988-1991
© R.B. Kitaj Estate

The figure of wanton puppeteer Mickey Sabbath in the novel "Sabbath’s Theater" by Philip Roth was modeled on his longtime friend and neighbor, but other characters in the author’s works also have elements of R.B. Kitaj. In some surprisingly delicate drawings, R.B. Kitaj in turn portrayed Philip Roth.


26 January 2013, 7:30 pm


Old Building, second level, Great Hall


9 euros, reduced rate 7 euros


Gesa Struve
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 517
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

At the Literary Salon, the actor Hanns Zischler will read from "Sabbath’s Theater," "The Human Stain" and other novels by Roth. Eckhart Gillen and Brian Crawford will discuss the special relationship between writer and artist, art and literature.

Please consult the German web page for the complete program.

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