Phyllis Rose

Phyllis Rose is the author of Parallel Lives and Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker in Her Time and a contributing editor of the SCHOLAR. Her latest book is The Shelf: From LEQ to LES.

My Mother’s Yiddish

The music of my childhood was a language filled with endearments and rebukes, and frequent misunderstandings

by Phyllis Rose | Monday, June 08, 2015

Bash It Out

by Phyllis Rose | Monday, April 14, 2014

Examined Lives

A mystery exists at the heart of all literary biography: How does the mush of experience get turned into glittering artifact?

by Phyllis Rose | Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Impulse to Exclude

Ralph Ellison wrote one great novel and then lived a life that is hard to admire

by Phyllis Rose | Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Coming of the French

My life as an English professor

by Phyllis Rose | Wednesday, December 01, 2004