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Philip Milton Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 1933. He attended Rutgers University for one year before transferring to Bucknell University where he completed a B.A. in English with highest honors in 1954. He received an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1955. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, received the National Book Award in 1960. His other books include Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, My Life as a Man, The Ghostwriter, Zuckerman Unbound, I Married a Communist, The Plot Against America, The Facts, The Anatomy Lesson, Exit Ghost, Deception, Nemesis, Everyman, Indignation, and The Humbling. He won the National Book Critic Circle Awards in 1987 for his novel The Counterlife and in 1992 for his memoir Patrimony: A True Story. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1993 for Operation Shylock: A Confession and in 2001 for The Human Stain, the National Book Award in 1995 for Sabbath's Theater, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for American Pastoral. He stopped writing in 2010. He died from congestive heart failure on May 22, 2018 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Plot Against America… (more)
The Plot Against America 8,644 copies, 208 reviews
American Pastoral (Author) 7,742 copies, 171 reviews
Portnoy's Complaint 7,130 copies, 145 reviews
The Human Stain 6,374 copies, 94 reviews
Everyman 3,611 copies, 116 reviews
Sabbath's Theater 2,228 copies, 35 reviews
I Married a Communist (Author) 1,925 copies, 26 reviews
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Nemesis 1,609 copies, 79 reviews
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The Dying Animal 1,444 copies, 42 reviews
Operation Shylock: A Confession 1,439 copies, 22 reviews
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The Humbling 934 copies, 41 reviews
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When She Was Good 650 copies, 13 reviews
Letting Go 572 copies, 10 reviews
The Prague Orgy 350 copies, 6 reviews
Reading Myself and Others 223 copies, 3 reviews
The American Trilogy (Author) 177 copies, 1 review
Seven Contemporary Short Novels (Contributor) 73 copies
Philip Roth at 80: A Celebration (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
The Human Stain [2000 film] (Original novel) 27 copies
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Life With a Star (Foreword, some editions) 263 copies, 9 reviews
The Treasury of American Short Stories (Contributor) 252 copies, 1 review
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 248 copies, 3 reviews
Great Jewish Short Stories (Author, some editions) 229 copies, 1 review
Sixteen Short Novels (Contributor) 168 copies
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (Contributor) 147 copies
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (Contributor) 125 copies, 2 reviews
The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Growing Up Jewish: An Anthology (Contributor) 115 copies, 1 review
Other Men's Daughters (Introduction, some editions) 115 copies, 4 reviews
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (Contributor) 95 copies, 1 review
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