Reader's Notes - On Not Reading Novels

Philip Roth dropped a line recently that he no longer reads novels, and the comment has sent ripples of grumbling through literary circles (see also V.S. Naipaul and Jonathan Franzen).  As the always insightful Laura Miller writes in Salon, Roth may be more typical of older writers than one might suspect.  Is there something about aging (or experience) that makes fiction less palatable -- particularly for writers of fiction?

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