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Published on Oct 21, 2009
Philip Roth's latest novel, 'The Humbling,' tells the story of famous actor whos suddenly unable to act; the story is driven by the books first line: "He'd lost his magic."
In this episode of TheDailyBeast.com's series 'The Beast Bar,' Roth describes how, even at this stage of his career, he fears for the loss of ideas. "When I finish a book, I think, what will I do? Where will I get an idea?" Roth says. "A kind of low-level panic sets in."