Short Stories at the Sperber: Eli, The Fanatic, by Philip Roth

Event Time
1:00 PM
Silverman, Lisa
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details
Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month: Eli, The Fanatic, by Philip Roth. Written in 1959 at the beginning of his career, Roth's story focuses on the anxieties of the modern American Jew. Eli, a Jewish lawyer living in an upscale suburb, attempts to undermine the new yeshiva opened up in the neighborhood by a Holocaust survivor. Both farcical and an exploration of the phenomenon of fear, Roth's moral and political allegories remain shockingly relevant today. Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at to request that a copy of the story be sent to you!
Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572