A report on The Human Stain

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Novel by Philip Roth, published May 5, 2000.

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Roth in 1973

Philip Roth

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American novelist and short story writer.

American novelist and short story writer.

Roth in 1973

The Human Stain (2000), another Zuckerman novel, was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year.

Theatrical release poster

The Human Stain (film)

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2003 drama film directed by Robert Benton.

2003 drama film directed by Robert Benton.

Theatrical release poster

Its screenplay, by Nicholas Meyer, is based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth.

Nathan Zuckerman

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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.

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.

He reintroduced Zuckerman as witness and narrator in a trilogy of historical novels: American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000), set in the period from the 1960s into the 1990s.

James Weldon Johnson, author of the Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Passing (racial identity)

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Accepted or perceived as a member of another.

Accepted or perceived as a member of another.

James Weldon Johnson, author of the Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Portrait of Englishman Archibald Belaney, who 'reinvented himself' as Grey Owl. Photo by Yousuf Karsh, 1936. Born in England, Belaney went to Canada and, among non-Natives, successfully passed as a First Nations person for many years.
Rachel Dolezal in 2015
Edward Stirling

The Human Stain (2000) is a novel by Philip Roth featuring a light-skinned African-American man who spent his adult professional life passing as a Jewish-American intellectual.

Broyard in 1971

Anatole Broyard

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American writer, literary critic, and editor who wrote for The New York Times.

American writer, literary critic, and editor who wrote for The New York Times.

Broyard in 1971

Given Broyard's stature in the literary world and discussions about his life after his death, numerous literary critics, such as Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin, Lorrie Moore, Charles Taylor, Touré, and Brent Staples, have made comparisons between the character Coleman Silk in Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2000) and Broyard.

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.

2001 – Philip Roth, The Human Stain

Prix Médicis

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French literary award given each year in November.

French literary award given each year in November.

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Melvin Tumin

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American sociologist who specialized in race relations.

American sociologist who specialized in race relations.

Tumin's friend, the author Philip Roth, said that his novel The Human Stain (2000) was inspired by an incident that happened to the professor.

WH Smith Literary Award

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Award founded in 1959 by British high street retailer W H Smith.

Award founded in 1959 by British high street retailer W H Smith.

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