Who is Philip Roth?

  • (noun): United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933).
    Synonyms: Roth, Philip Milton Roth

Philip Roth

Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933) is an American novelist. He gained fame with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, an irreverent and humorous portrait of American-Jewish life that earned him the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. In 1969 he became a major celebrity with the publication of the controversial Portnoy's Complaint, the humorous and sexually explicit psychoanalytical monologue of "a lust-ridden, mother-addicted young Jewish bachelor", filled with "intimate, shameful detail, and coarse, abusive language".

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The Library Of America's Definitive Edition Of Philip Roth's Collected Works
... The Library of America's definitive edition of Philip Roth's collected works (2005–13) is a series collecting Philip Roth's works ... The Library of America's aim is to collect and republish all of Roth's literary output ... Originally envisioned as an eight-volume series, the revised plan presents Roth's oeuvre in nine volumes ...
Philip Roth Bibliography - Fiction - Short Stories and Reviews
... Commentary, September 1961 Novotny's Pain The New Yorker, October 1962 A Philip Roth Reader (1993 ed.) Iowa A Very Far Country Indeed Esquire, December 1962 Philip Roth Talks to Teens Seventeen, April ...
Carlin Romano - Controversial Critiques - Philip Roth
... In a 2007 book review of Philip Roth's Exit Ghost, Romano revived the long-standing controversy over the extent that Roth's fiction is autobiographical ... Leaving a Doll's House as proof that Roth's books are "more autobiographical than imaginative." ...
Our Gang (novel) - Summary
... From this starting point, Roth satirizes Nixon and his cabinet — particularly Henry Kissinger ("Highbrow coach") and Spiro Agnew ("Vice President-what's-his-name") — as Tricky tries to deny ... Works by Philip Roth Fiction Goodbye, Columbus Letting Go When She Was Good Portnoy's Complaint Our Gang The Great American Novel My Life As a Man Sabbath's Theater Kepesh ... Money" "The Ultimatum" "Drenka's Men" "Communist" Collections Zuckerman Bound A Philip Roth Reader Library of America series Non-fiction Memoirs The Facts Patrimony On ...

Famous quotes containing the word roth:

    Only in America ... do these peasants, our mothers, get their hair dyed platinum at the age of sixty, and walk up and down Collins Avenue in Florida in pedalpushers and mink stoles—and with opinions on every subject under the sun. It isn’t their fault they were given a gift like speech—look, if cows could talk, they would say things just as idiotic.
    —Philip Roth (b. 1933)