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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author known for works such as Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, American Pastoral, and The Human Stain. In 2001, he became the first ever recipient of the Franz Kafka Prize.
He graduated from Bucknell University and subsequently earned a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Chicago. He published his debut novella, Goodbye, Columbus, in 1959.
His 1997 novel American Pastoral won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
He had two brief marriages. His first, to Margaret Martinson Williams, lasted from 1959-1963; his second, to Claire Bloom, spanned the first four years of the 1990s.
He was inspired to write after meeting Saul Bellow in 1956.
How did Philip Roth die?
Philip Roth's death was caused by Congestive Heart Failure.Roth died at a Manhattan hospital of heart failure on May 22, 2018, at the age of 85.
|Cause of death||Congestive Heart Failure|
|Age of death||85 years|
|Birthday||March 19, 1933|
|Death date||May 22, 2018|
|Place of death||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!Philip Roth
Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.Philip Roth
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?Philip Roth
Of course you bank on your experience, but as a sounding board. It isn’t that you write down what happens to you every day. You wouldn’t be a writer if you did that.Philip Roth
Let me tell you about the nap. It’s absolutely fantastic. When I was a kid, my father was always trying to tell me how to be a man. And he said – I was maybe nine – he said, ‘Philip, whenever you take a nap, take your clothes off and put a blanket over you, and you’re going to sleep better.’ Well, as with everything, he was right.Philip Roth