some time or other.
and the world. That’s all a writer ever does,
he tells his own biography in a thousand different terms.
The publication of The Human Stain in 2000 marked an important change in the presentation of Philip Roth’s published titles in the chronology chart. The standard, time-honored chronological “also by Philip Roth” list gave way to different groupings. Under the general heading “Books by Philip Roth,” the following appeared: “Zuckerman Books,” “Roth Books,” “Kepesh Books,” and “Other Books.” This new grouping has been repeated ever since in each new novel and used in reprints of the older ones.1