A report on Philip Roth

Roth in 1973

American novelist and short story writer.

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Nathan Zuckerman

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Nathan Zuckerman is a fictional character created by the writer Philip Roth, who uses him as his protagonist and narrator, a type of alter ego, in many of his novels.

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The Human Stain

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First edition cover

The Human Stain is a novel by Philip Roth, published May 5, 2000.

Dust jacket of first U.S. edition

The Plot Against America

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Dust jacket of first U.S. edition

The Plot Against America is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004.

National Book Award for Fiction

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One of five annual National Book Awards, which recognize outstanding literary work by United States citizens.

One of five annual National Book Awards, which recognize outstanding literary work by United States citizens.

Authors who have won the award more than once include such noted figures as William Faulkner, John Updike, William Gaddis, Jesmyn Ward, and Philip Roth, each having won the award on two occasions along with numerous other nominations.

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Goodbye, Columbus

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First edition cover

Goodbye, Columbus is a 1959 collection of fiction by the American novelist Philip Roth, comprising the title novella "Goodbye, Columbus"—which first appeared in The Paris Review—and five short stories.

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American Pastoral

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First edition cover

American Pastoral is a Philip Roth novel published in 1997 concerning Seymour "Swede" Levov, a successful Jewish American businessman and former high school star athlete from Newark, New Jersey.

DeLillo in 1988

Don DeLillo

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American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist.

American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter and essayist.

DeLillo in 1988
DeLillo in New York City, 2011

In a February 21, 2010, interview with The Times, DeLillo reaffirmed his belief in the validity and importance of the novel in a technology- and media-driven age, offering a more optimistic opinion of the future of the novel than his contemporary Philip Roth had done in a recent interview:

Weequahic High School

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Four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Weequahic section of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in the Weequahic section of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

The Weequahic section of Newark, which is the neighborhood sending students to the high school, was described as it was in the 1930s and early 1940s by Weequahic alumnus Philip Roth in The Plot Against America.

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

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Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens.

Awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year's best works of fiction by living American citizens.

1994 – Philip Roth, Operation Shylock

A residential street in Weequahic

Weequahic, Newark

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Neighborhood in the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Neighborhood in the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

A residential street in Weequahic
Elizabeth Avenue-Weequahic United Presbyterian Church
Highrise apartment buildings at Weequahic Park along the Elizabeth Avenue Corridor: 555, 515, 455, 440 left to right

Author Philip Roth grew up on Summit Avenue, graduated from Weequahic High School in 1950, and many of his novels (such as American Pastoral, Nemesis) are set there.