Philip Roth

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Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer.wikipedia
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National Book Award for Fiction

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Roth first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, for which he received the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.
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.

Goodbye, Columbus

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Roth first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, for which he received the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.
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.

American Pastoral

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He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, which featured one of his best-known characters, Nathan Zuckerman, a character in many of Roth's novels.
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.

Nathan Zuckerman

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He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, which featured one of his best-known characters, Nathan Zuckerman, a character in many of Roth's novels.
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.

The Human Stain

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The Human Stain (2000), another Zuckerman novel, was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year.
The Human Stain (2000) is a novel by Philip Roth set in late 1990s rural New England.

WH Smith Literary Award

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The Human Stain (2000), another Zuckerman novel, was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year.
The final three winners were Americans (Philip Roth, Donna Tartt and Richard Powers), and 2005 was the award's final year.

Portnoy's Complaint

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As Arnold H. Lubasch wrote in the New York Times in 1969, "It has provided the focus for the fiction of Philip Roth, the novelist who evokes his era at Weequahic High School in the highly acclaimed Portnoy's Complaint. ... Besides identifying Weequahic High School by name, the novel specifies such sites as the Empire Burlesque, the Weequahic Diner, the Newark Museum and Irvington Park, all local landmarks that helped shape the youth of the real Roth and the fictional Portnoy, both graduates of Weequahic class of '50."
Portnoy's Complaint is a 1969 American novel by Philip Roth.

Newark, New Jersey

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Roth's fiction, regularly 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. Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 19, 1933, and grew up at 81 Summit Avenue in the Weequahic neighborhood.

Weequahic High School

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He graduated from Newark's Weequahic High School in or around 1950.
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.

Letting Go (novel)

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He published his first full-length novel, Letting Go, in 1962.
Letting Go (1962) is the first full-length novel written by Philip Roth and is set in the 1950s.

Our Gang (novel)

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During the 1970s Roth experimented in various modes, from the political satire Our Gang to the Kafkaesque The Breast.
Our Gang (1971) is Philip Roth's fifth novel.

The Plot Against America

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In The Plot Against America (2004), Roth imagines an alternative American history in which Charles Lindbergh, aviator hero and isolationist, is elected U.S. president in 1940, and the U.S. negotiates an understanding with Hitler's Nazi Germany and embarks on its own program of anti-Semitism.
The Plot Against America is a novel by Philip Roth published in 2004.

The Dying Animal

The Dying Animal (2001) is a short novel about eros and death that revisits literary professor David Kepesh, protagonist of two 1970s works, The Breast and The Professor of Desire.
The Dying Animal (2001) is a short novel by the US writer Philip Roth.

Sabbath's Theater

Sabbath's Theater (1995) may have Roth's most lecherous protagonist, Mickey Sabbath, a disgraced former puppeteer; it won his second National Book Award.
Sabbath's Theater is a novel by Philip Roth about the exploits of 64-year-old Mickey Sabbath.

National Book Award

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Sabbath's Theater (1995) may have Roth's most lecherous protagonist, Mickey Sabbath, a disgraced former puppeteer; it won his second National Book Award. His books twice received the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle award, and three times the PEN/Faulkner Award.

The Professor of Desire

The Dying Animal (2001) is a short novel about eros and death that revisits literary professor David Kepesh, protagonist of two 1970s works, The Breast and The Professor of Desire.
The Professor of Desire is a 1977 novel by Philip Roth.

I Married a Communist

I Married a Communist (1998) focuses on the McCarthy era.
I Married a Communist is a Philip Roth novel concerning the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, known as "Iron Rinn."

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, which featured one of his best-known characters, Nathan Zuckerman, a character in many of Roth's novels.

The Breast

During the 1970s Roth experimented in various modes, from the political satire Our Gang to the Kafkaesque The Breast. The Dying Animal (2001) is a short novel about eros and death that revisits literary professor David Kepesh, protagonist of two 1970s works, The Breast and The Professor of Desire.
The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the protagonist, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast.

Exit Ghost

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Exit Ghost, which again features Nathan Zuckerman, was released in October 2007.
Exit Ghost is a 2007 novel by Philip Roth.

When She Was Good

In 1967 he published When She Was Good, set in the WASP Midwest in the 1940s.
When She Was Good (1967) is Philip Roth's only novel with a female protagonist.

Everyman (novel)

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Roth's novel Everyman, a meditation on illness, aging, desire, and death, was published in May 2006.
Everyman is a novel by Philip Roth, published by Houghton Mifflin in May 2006.

Weequahic, Newark

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Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 19, 1933, and grew up at 81 Summit Avenue in the Weequahic neighborhood.
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.

The Humbling

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In 2009, Roth's 30th book, The Humbling, was published.
The Humbling is a novel by Philip Roth published in the fall of 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Indignation (novel)

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Indignation, Roth's 29th book, was published on September 16, 2008.
Indignation is a novel by Philip Roth, released by Houghton Mifflin on September 16, 2008.