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  2. Philip Roth - Wikipedia

    Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short story writer. Roth's fiction—often set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey —is known for its intensely autobiographical character, for philosophically and formally blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, for its "sensual, ingenious style" and for its provocative explorations of American identity . [2]

  3. Philip Roth, in full Philip Milton Roth, (born March 19, 1933, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.—died May 22, 2018, New York, New York), American novelist and short-story writer whose works are characterized by an acute ear for dialogue, a concern with Jewish middle-class life, and the painful entanglements of sexual and familial love. In Roth’s later years his works were informed by an increasingly naked preoccupation with mortality and with the failure of the aging body and mind.

  4. Philip Milton Roth was an American novelist. He gained early literary fame with the 1959 collection Goodbye, Columbus (winner of 1960's National Book Award), cemented it with his 1969 bestseller Portnoy's Complaint, and has continued to write critically-acclaimed works, many of which feature his fictional alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman.

  5. What Happens to Philip Roth’s Legacy Now? - The New York Times

    Philip Roth at his New York City home in 2018. His friends worry that the controversy around his biography, published this year, has affected his legacy. Philip Montgomery for The New York Times ...

  6. Cynthia Ozick Calls the New Philip Roth Biography a ...

    Roth, who had mentored the progress of Lelchuk’s “American Mischief” toward its ultimate success, had once again happened on a compliant confederate.

  7. Philip Roth obituary | Philip Roth | The Guardian

    Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral author dies aged 85 Read more From his earliest work, Roth’s Jewish readers were uneasy with his ironic view of Jewish life.

  8. 10 Best Philip Roth Books (2023) - That You Must Read!

    Philip Milton Roth was born on the 19 th of March, in the year of 1933, in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. Roth was a prominent and loved American writer of both novels and short stories. The writing of Roth is known to have been quite autobiographical and the stories oftentimes blurred the differences between fiction and fact.

  9. A new biography ‘unveils’ Philip Roth as a misogynist. Tell ...

    That Roth arguably cancelled himself three years ago by dying is beside the point: the quickest way to prove one is Good these days is to vilify those who are Bad, and death is no hiding place.

  10. List of books by author Philip Roth - ThriftBooks

    Award-winning author Philip Roth has made a career of confronting the heartbreaking dissolution of relationships, the absurdity of sexual neuroses, and the downside of his own literary fame. Many of his readers believe that Roth has been merely writing his own story for nearly fifty years.

  11. Portnoy's Complaint - Wikipedia's_Complaint

    Portnoy's Complaint is a 1969 American novel by Philip Roth. [2] Its success turned Roth into a major celebrity, sparking a storm of controversy over its explicit and candid treatment of sexuality, including detailed depictions of masturbation using various props including a piece of liver. [3] The novel tells the humorous monologue of "a lust ...