Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999).

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Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999).

Correspondence, drafts, galleys, notes, interviews, play scripts, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Roth's literary career. Includes working texts for his books including Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories (1959); Portnoy's Complaint (1969); The Ghost Writer (1979); The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography (1988); Patrimony : A True Story (1991); and American Pastoral (1997). Subjects include the writings of Roth and others, literary matters, social issues, personal affairs, the Jewish community in the U.S., Yaddo artists colony, and the Writers from the Other Europe series promoting and publishing writers from Central and Eastern Europe. Correspondents include Joan Aiken, Elizabeth Ames, Aaron Asher, James Atlas, R. S. Baker, Saul Bellow, Claire Bloom, Anita Brookner, Robert Sanford Brustein, Angela Carter, R. V. Cassill, Blair Clark, Joel Conarroe, Robert Crichton, Yaël Dayan, Candida Donadio, Judith Dunford, Paul Engle, Blair Fuller, Veronica Geng, Philip Grausman, Philip Guston, Polly Hanson, Curtis Harnack, Michael Herr, L. Rust Hills, Edward Hoagland, Irving Howe, Susan Jacoby, Alfred Kazin, R. B. Kitaj, Ivan Klíma, Milan Kundera, Hermione Lee, Alan Lelchuk, Alison Lurie, Bernard Malamud, Janet Malcolm, Norman Manea, Jerre Gerlando Mangione, Mildred Martin, Tom Maschler, Jonathan Evan Maslow, Charlotte Maurer, Robert E. Maurer, Jack Miles, Ross Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, Harold Pinter, David Plante, Deborah D. Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Joanna Rostropowicz, Herman Schneider, Josef Škvorecký, George Starbuck, Howard Stein, Richard G. Stern, Roger W. Straus, Jr., William Styron, Judith Thurman, Melvin Marvin Tumin, John Updike, Fredrica Wagman, and John Wheatcroft.

25,000 items.255 containers plus 39 restricted containers and 5 oversize.122.6 linear feet.

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