Late to the Party: Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer
Lucie Shelly

So the writer couldn’t identify with the female that is a well-read, literary student?

Have we really reached the point that a book isn’t “good” if it doesn’t have a character of the same gender that the reader (read: woman) can identify with? If Joan Didion writes a book that doesn’t have a “strong” male character is that book also to be (very poorly) critiqued by men?

I have a hard time believing you studied literature, but here’s a basic life tip- writers, artists, and the world don’t create FOR YOU. So if that is your approach to critiquing (ugh) things, it will always come off as poorly as this.

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