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Philip Roth (I) (1933–2018)

Philip Roth was born on March 18, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Philip Milton Roth. He was a writer and producer, known for The Human Stain (2003), The Plot Against America (2020) and Indignation (2016). He was married to Claire Bloom and Margaret Elna (Martinson) Williams. He died on May 22, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2021 Deception (novel)
 2020 The Plot Against America (TV Mini Series) (based on the novel by - 6 episodes)
- Part 6 (2020) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 5 (2020) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 4 (2020) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 3 (2020) ... (based on the novel by)
- Part 2 (2020) ... (based on the novel by)
 2019 The Prague Orgy (novella)
 2016 American Pastoral (based on the novel by)
 2016 Indignation (based on the novel by)
 2014 The Humbling (novel)
 2008 American Pastoral (Short) (based on the novel by)
 2008/I Elegy (novel "The Dying Animal")
 2003 The Human Stain (novel)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1984) (novel - 1 episode, 1984)
- The Ghost Writer (1984) ... (adaptation) / (novel)
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint (novel)
 1969 Goodbye, Columbus (novel)
  Quest (TV Series) (based on short story 'Goodbye, Columbus' - 1 episode, 1964) (novel "Letting Go" - 1 episode, 1963)
- Eli, the Fanatic (1964) ... (based on short story 'Goodbye, Columbus')
- Paul Loves Libby (1963) ... (novel "Letting Go")
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Contest for Aaron Gold (1960) ... (story)
 1960 Battle of Blood Island (story "Expect the Vandals")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Exit Ghost". See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 17 Articles | See more »


Claire Bloom  (divorced) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on deciding to retire, 2012] I sat around for a month or two trying to think of something else (to write about) and I thought 'Maybe it's over, maybe it's over. I gave myself a dose of fictional juice by rereading writers I hadn't read in fifty years and who had meant quite a lot when I read them. I read Dostoyevsky, I read Conrad - two or three books by each. I read Turgenev, two of the ... See more »


Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 323-334. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »


Novels set in Newark, New Jersey


Bard of Newark

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