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Philip Roth

Philip Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933.  He studied literature at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago.  His first book, Goodbye, Columbus, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1960.  He has lived in Rome, London, Chicago, New York City, Princeton, and New England.  Since 1955, he has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now Adjunct Professor of English.  He is also General Editor of the Penguin Books series "Writers from the Other Europe."  Recently he has been spending half of each year in Europe, traveling and writing.

National Book Awards Finalist

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Books by the Author

The Anatomy Lesson
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The Anatomy Lesson

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The writer Nathan Zukerman comes down with a mysterious physical affliction--pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso and taking possession of his life. Zukerman, whose...

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The Breast
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The Breast

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

David Kepesh wakes up one morning in the hospital, mysteriously altered. Through an endocrinopathic catastrophe of unprecedented proportions, he has been transformed into a 155-pound human female...

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The Counterlife
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The Counterlife

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Counterlife is a novel unlike any that Philip Roth has written before, a book of astonishing 180-degree turns, a book of conflicting perspectives and points of view, and, by far, Roth's...

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The Facts
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The Facts

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels...

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The Ghost Writer
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The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Exactly twenty years ago, Philip Roth made his debut with Goodbye, Columbus, a book that immediately announced the presence of a major new talent.

The Ghost Writer, his eleventh...

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The Great American Novel
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The Great American Novel

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Gil Gamesh is the only pitcher who ever tried to kill the umpire, and John Baal, The Babe Ruth of the Big House, never hit a home run sober. But you've never heard of them -- or of the Ruppert Mundys,...

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The Prague Orgy
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The Prague Orgy

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Prague Orgy takes the American novelist Nathan Zuckerman on a quixotic journey to search for the stories of an unknown Yiddish writer. The entries from Zuckermans notebooks are rich with comedy...

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The Professor of Desire
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The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Philip Roth's The Professor of Desire is the story of an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling trying to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities....

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Zuckerman Unbound
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Zuckerman Unbound

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The sensationalizing sixties are coming to an end, and even writing a novel can make you a star. The writer Nathan Zuckerman publishes his fourth book, an aggressive, abrasive, and comically erotic...

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Reading Myself and Others
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Reading Myself and Others

Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The interviews, essays, and articles collected here span a quarter century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and "reveal [a] preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten...

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A Fanatic Heart
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A Fanatic Heart

FSG Classics

Edna O'Brien; Foreword by Philip Roth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien's A Fanatic Heart pulls the reader into a woman's experience. Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive...

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