Philip Roth and the translatable

Philip Roth, who died last week aged eighty-five, has left behind a vast literary canon and a complicated legacy. But is there more to this great American novelist than just sordid sex? Ben Markovits shares his thoughts; TLS Features editor, Roz Dineen interviews Man Booker international prize winner Olga Tokarczuk, and her translator, Jennifer Croft; Eric Ormsby explores the significance of context when translating the seemingly immutable text of the Qur’an.

Books

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

The Koran in English - A biography by Bruce B. Lawrence 

The Qur'an - A historical-critical introduction by Nicolai Sinai 

The Sanaa Palimpsest - The transmission of the Qur'a n in the first centuries by Asma Hilali