1. Don’t think of The Scientists as one of those memoirs that simply sets out to air old grievances: Instead, this slim, fierce meditation takes readers into realms where more emotional, confessional tales rarely tread. Roth is an intellectual. (How could he be otherwise with that upbringing?) The Scientists not only precisely evokes the lost postwar world of high European culture that once thrived on New York’s Upper West Side, but also traces Roth’s subsequent struggles to understand how his upbringing — with its intense emphasis on the life of the mind — both liberated and, as he puts it, “thwarted” him.
- Maureen Corrigan’s review of ‘The Scientists,’ By Marco Roth

    Don’t think of The Scientists as one of those memoirs that simply sets out to air old grievances: Instead, this slim, fierce meditation takes readers into realms where more emotional, confessional tales rarely tread. Roth is an intellectual. (How could he be otherwise with that upbringing?) The Scientists not only precisely evokes the lost postwar world of high European culture that once thrived on New York’s Upper West Side, but also traces Roth’s subsequent struggles to understand how his upbringing — with its intense emphasis on the life of the mind — both liberated and, as he puts it, “thwarted” him.

    - Maureen Corrigan’s review of ‘The Scientists,’ By Marco Roth

  2. Marco Roth

    The Scientists

    Maureen Corrigan