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Philip Roth

b. 1933
Novels, stories
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Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

The Ghost Writer (1979)

American Pastoral (1997)

The Human Stain (2000)

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Portnoy's Complaint (1969)

The Ghost Writer (1979)

American Pastoral (1997)

The Human Stain (2000)

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"Defender of the Faith" [SHOW] [HIDE]

Outside discussion of Philip Roth's 1959 story, the expression "Defender of the Faith" has applied mainly to Christians. It began I believe as a title given to King Henry VIII.... more

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It was one of the naughtier booksóbut not the naughtiestóin a long line of books that scandalized some and enticed many in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Even if you.... more

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Of all Philip Roth's novels, The Human Stain for me comes closest to being a masterwork comparable to classic literature. Compared to most of his other works, which offer.... more

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First appearance of works in book form

1959

Goodbye, Columbus Novella and five stories

Goodbye, Columbus, ""The Conversion of the Jews", "Defender of the Faith", "Epstein", "You Can't Tell a Man by the Song He Sings", "Eli, the Fanatic"

1962

Letting Go Novel

1967

When She Was Good Novel

1969

Portnoy's Complaint Novel

1972

The Breast Novel

1973

The Great American Novel Novel

1974

My Life as a Man Novel

1976

Reading Myself and Others Criticism

1977

The Professor of Desire Novel

1979

The Ghost Writer Novel

1980

A Philip Roth Reader Eight novel excerpts and two stories

Incl. stories "Novotny's Pain", "Looking at Kafka"

1981

Zuckerman Unbound Novel

1983

The Anatomy Lesson Novel

1985

The Prague Orgy Novella

1986

The Counterlife Novel

1988

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography Memoir

1990

Deception: A Novel Novel

1991

Patrimony: A True Story Memoir

1993

Operation Shylock: A Confession Memoir?

1995

Sabbath's Theater Novel

1997

American Pastoral Novel

1998

I Married a Communist Novel

2000

The Human Stain Novel

2001

The Dying Animal Novel

Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work Interviews with writers

2004

The Plot Against America Novel

2006

Everyman Novel

2007

Exit Ghost Novel

2008

Indignation Novel

2009

The Humbling Novel

2010

Nemesis Novel

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Portnoy's Complaint

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The Human Stain

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Defender of the Faith

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Norman Mailer

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The Armies of the Night

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Portnoy's Complaint
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Goodbye, Columbus: And Five Short Stories
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The Ghost Writer
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American Pastoral
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