2: Untitled illustration for Roth’s story, Roger Barr, 1958.
This illustration appears toward the end of the story and captures Ozzie’s perspective as he looks down from the roof.
Suggested activity: Again, without being told, see if the students can find the moment in the text to which the illustration refers. Ask them to consider perspective: why represent the scene from this angle? What does it allow the viewer to see that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them from the writer's description?
Source: Roger Barr, untitled illustration to Philip Roth’s “The Conversion of the Jews,” The Paris Review (Spring 1958), 38-39.