Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:23:00 am
Lubeck's Gunter Grass Haus
Philip Roth biography Blake Bailey confirmed yesterday that a Twitter account purporting to belong to the Portnoy’s Complaint author is actually a hoax. “The real Philip Roth–yes, him–would have it known that he has NO twitter account, and it is MOST unlikely he ever shall,” Mr. Bailey tweeted. The account has been traced to Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti.
The New York Times covers the literary history of Lübeck, Germany, a city with only 212,000 residents but a storied literary history. In addition to having a public library that’s nearly four hundred years old, Lübeck is also the home of the Thomas Mann and Günter Grass museums, which share the distinction of being far more tech-forward than most author museums. At the Günter Grass museum, visitors vote on a touchscreen for future exhibitions, and
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