Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure, said Andrew Wylie, his literary agent. He was 85. He was hospitalized two weeks ago with tachycardia, which he'd suffered for many years, said his friend, Judith Thurman. ... Roth was one of America's most prolific 20th century novelists, a career that included more than two dozen books. "From the beginning of his long and celebrated career, Philip Roth's fiction has often explored the human need to demolish, to challenge, to oppose, to pull apart," the Pulitzer committee said when it awarded him the prize for fiction two decades ago for American Pastoral.
Roth has never failed to provoke with his many books, including 1959's Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories, The Plot Against America and Everyman.
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