Roth: There once was this photographer from New York. “Smile,” she always said. “Smile!” I couldn’t stand her or the whole phenomenon. Why smile into a camera? It makes no human sense. So I got rid of both her and the smile.
Martin Krasnik: Do you ever smile at all?
Roth: Yes, when I’m hiding in a corner and no one sees it.
Flavourwire feirer Philip Roths 80-årsdag med en topp ti liste over de mest gretne tingene han har sagt til journalister.