Roth, Philip, 1933-2018

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Author. Full name: Philip Milton Roth. Born 1933.

From the description of Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982313

Philip Roth is a popular and critically acclaimed American novelist. His observations on the Jewish experience in America, as depicted in such works as Goodbye, Columbus, and Portnoy's Complaint, show inventiveness and a singular sense of humor. Some observers find his works unnecessarily scatalogical and self-indulgent, others as an honest portrayal of the author's experiences and observations. One of the guiding themes in his work is a search for a personal and cultural identity.

From the description of Philip Roth letters and essays, 1952-1986. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659876

Biographical Note

  • 1933, Mar. 19: Born, Newark, N.J.
  • 1950 - 1951 : Attended Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.
  • 1951 - 1954 : Completed B.A. in English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. Founding editor and contributor, campus literary magazine Et Cetera
  • 1954: Published first story, “The Day It Snowed,” in Chicago Review
  • 1955: M.A. in English, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1955 - 1956 : Served in United States army. Received medical discharge
  • 1956 - 1958 : Instructor, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1959: Married Margaret Martinson Williams (died 1968) Published Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Winner of National Book Award and Daroff Award of the Jewish Book Council of America
  • 1960 - 1962 : Visiting lecturer, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962 - 1964 : Writer-in-residence, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1963 - 1972 : Annual summer visits to Yaddo Artist's Colony, Sarasota Springs, N.Y.
  • 1965 - 1980 : Adjunct professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1969: Published Portnoy's Complaint. New York: Random House
  • 1973: Published The Great American Novel. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
  • 1974 - 1989 : Founder and general editor, Penguin Books series Writers from the Other Europe
  • 1979: Published The Ghost Writer. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Initial work in the Zuckerman trilogy followed by Zuckerman Unbound (1981) and The Anatomy Lesson (1983)
  • 1986: Published The Counterlife. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Received National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and National Jewish Book Award for Fiction of the Jewish Book Council
  • 1990: Married Claire Bloom (divorced 1994)
  • 1991: Published Patrimony: A True Story. New York: Simon and Schuster. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award
  • 1993: Published Operation Shylock: A Confession. New York: Simon and Schuster. Won PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
  • 1997: Published American Pastoral. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction
  • 2000: Published The Human Stain. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Received W. H. Smith Literary Award and other honors
  • 2001: Received Gold Medal for Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters Published The Dying Animal and Shop Talk. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
  • 2002: Awarded Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, National Book Foundation
  • 2004: Published The Plot against America. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.

From the guide to the Philip Roth Papers, 1938-2001, (bulk 1960-1999), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Dickey, James, 1923-. Papers, 1940-1990 (inclusive), 1968-1990 (bulk). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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creatorOf Pomegranate Press. Pomegranate Press archives, 1972-1981. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Philip Roth letters and essays, 1952-1986. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Clyde Edgerton Papers, 1918-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Philip Roth Papers, 1938-2001, (bulk 1960-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jules Feiffer Papers, 1919-1995, (bulk 1950-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. Collection of 68 letters and 30 postcards, autograph and typed, most signed, to John Clellon Holmes; with: 1 typed letter to Alan Harrington, and 1 uncompleted letter from Neal Cassady to Holmes; Jack Kerouac autograph manuscript comprising a critique of John Clellon Holmes's novel "Go"; t.l.s. from [Kit and Arthur Knight] to Alfred Hirsch, July 24, 1983; t.l.s. from Maurice Neville to Alfred Hirsch, July 26, 1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Letter to Paul Engle. Rome, Italy. 1960 Apr. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Hawkins, John R. John R. Hawkins '56 literary manuscript collection, 1972-80. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1984. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Meyer, Nicholas, 1945-. The human stain : screenplay, 2002. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn David Hare Papers TXRC95-A129., 1968-93 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Poláchkova, Káca. Office files of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Styron, William, 1925-2006. William Styron papers [manuscript], 1983-2002. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Atlas, James. James Atlas collection of papers, [1976]-1997. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Michaelson, Michael G. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Davis, Hope Hale. Papers, 1831-1835, 1916-2002 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Bloom, Claire, 1931-. Claire Bloom collection, 1954-1995 (bulk 1950s-1970s). Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn William Styron Papers, 1855-2007 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Delbanco, Nicholas. Nicholas Delbanco papers, 1956-<2010>, bulk 1966-2000. University of Michigan
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Plante, David. David Plante letters to John R. Kaiser, and clippings, 1976-1985. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wagoner, David. Papers, 1943-1965. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Mitgang, Herbert. Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1967-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Solotaroff, Ted, 1928-2008. Ted Solotaroff papers, 1931-2008. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wheatcroft, John, 1925-. John Wheatcroft papers, 1973-1978. Library of Congress
referencedIn Paris Review. The Paris Review archives, 1953-1997. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971. Bennett Cerf papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Engle, Paul, 1908-1991. Paul Engle papers, 1930-1991. Coe College, Stewart Memorial Library
referencedIn Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Burack, A. S. (Abraham Saul), 1908-. Abraham Burack collection, 1922-1997. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Perzigian, Jerome. Collection of Philip Roth, 1958-1987 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Rappaport, Susan. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1974. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Roth, Ph. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hills, L. Rust. Papers, 1954-1996. Indiana University
referencedIn Elizabeth Hardwick Papers TXRC93-A46., 1934-1991 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Feiffer, Jules. Jules Feiffer papers, 1919-1995 (bulk 1950-1990). Library of Congress
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Sabbath's theater / Philip Roth. Bucknell University, Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library
referencedIn Rose, Phyllis, 1942-. Phyllis Rose collection, 1977 - 1984. Wesleyan University, Olin Library
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rogers, Thomas, 1927-2007. Thomas Rogers papers, 1943-2007. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn James Atlas collection of papers, 1976]-1997 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Roth, Philip. The breast : photocopy, [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Pick, Kurt-Werner. Theology and contemporary American literature : an example of dialogical [sic] theology and of contextualized urban ministry / by Kurt-Werner Pick. Wesley Theological Seminary Library
referencedIn Ted Solotaroff papers, 1931-2008 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey Historical Society archives photographs: activities, 1950-[ongoing]. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Kennedy, William, 1928-. William Kennedy Papers, 1926-2003. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roth, Philip. Letter from Philip Roth to Mrs. Jaffe, 1959 October 1. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Heim, Michael Henry. Papers, 1975-2001 Indiana University
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Jews--United States
Artist colonies
American literature
Psychological fiction
Jews
Artist colonies--New York (State)--Saratoga Springs
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Middle aged men--Psychology--Fiction
Authors, European
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Birth 1933-03-19

Death 2018-05-22

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