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Philip Roth - Living Legends

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Awarded: April 2000
(b. March 19, 1933)

A prolific writer, Philip Roth’s works often concern American Jewish Life. He was educated at Bucknell and Rutgers universities and taught English at the universities of Chicago and Iowa. His first published work, “Goodbye, Columbus,” won Roth the 1960 National Book Award in fiction and was made into a major motion picture in 1969. Other notable works include “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “Our Gang,” “The Great American Novel” and “Zuckerman Unbound.”

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