Roth, Philip

(b. 1933)
   American writer. Roth grew up in New Jersey and is best known for his novels and short stories of American Jewish life. These include Goodbye Columbus (1959), which won a National Book Award and which introduced the Jewish American Princess as one of the great Jewish stereotypes. Equally successful was Portnoy’s Complaint (1969) which gave an equally devastating portrait of the prototype Jewish mother. Other books include Letting Go (1962), My Life as a Man (1974), The Professor of Desire (1977), The Ghostwriter (1979), Zuckerman Un-bound (1981) and The Counterlife (1990). Roth has been accused of being a self-hating Jew and he has enjoyed an ambiguous relationship with the Jewish community. Nonetheless he is generally regarded as one of the most important American novelists writing today.

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  • Roth, Philip — ▪ American author in full  Philip Milton Roth   born March 19, 1933, Newark, N.J., U.S.       American novelist and short story writer whose works are characterized by an acute ear for dialogue, a concern with Jewish middle class life, and the… …   Universalium

  • Roth, Philip — (b. 1933)    American novelist. He was born in New Jersey. Many of his novels and short stories depict the struggle of American Jewish men, especially the conflict between their Jewish background and the attractions of American Christian culture …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Roth, Philip — ► (n. 1933) Escritor estadounidense de origen judío. Entre sus novelas destacan: Adiós, Colón (1959), El escritor fantasma (1979), Pastoral americana (1998), La mancha humana (2001), El animal moribundo (novela corta, 2001) y La conjura contra… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Roth, Philip —    см. Рот, Филип …   Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии

  • ROTH, PHILIP MILTON — (1933– ), U.S. novelist. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Roth was educated at Rutgers, Bucknell, and Chicago universities, and taught English at the last from 1955 to 1958. He later took a teaching post in Iowa and was writer in residence at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Roth,Philip Milton — Roth (rôth), Philip Milton. Born 1933. American writer whose witty and ironic fiction, including the novel Portnoy s Complaint (1969), concerns middle class Jewish life. * * * …   Universalium

  • Roth, Philip (Milton) — born March 19, 1933, Newark, N.J.,U.S. U.S. writer. Roth attended the University of Chicago and first achieved fame with Goodbye Columbus (1959), whose title story concerns the boorish materialism of a suburban family. His works are characterized …   Universalium

  • Roth, Philip (Milton) — (19 mar. 1933, Newark, N.J., EE.UU.). Escritor estadounidense. Roth estudió en la Universidad de Chicago. Su fama se inició con Adiós Columbus (1959), una novela breve sobre el tedioso materialismo de una familia de los suburbios. Sus obras se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Philip Milton Roth — [ɹɑːθ] (* 19. März 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) ist ein US amerikanischer Romancier und gilt als einer der wichtigsten Schriftsteller der Gegenwart. Er lebt auf einer Farm in Connecticut. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 2.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Philip Roth — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Archivo:Philip Roth.jpg Philip Roth Philip Milton Roth (Newark, Nueva Jersey, 19 de marzo de 1933) es un escritor estadounidense de origen judío, conocido sobre todo por sus novelas, aunque también ha escrito cuentos …   Wikipedia Español

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