Philip Roth

1933 - 2018

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Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short story writer. Roth's fiction—often set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey—is known for its intensely autobiographical character, for philosophically and formally blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, for its "sensual, ingenious style" and for its provocative explorations of American identity. He first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus; the collection so titled received the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.He became one of the most awarded American writers of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Roth has received more than 3,682,154 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Philip Roth is the 385th most popular writer (down from 311th in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from United States (down from 267th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Writer.

Philip Roth is most famous for his novel Portnoy's Complaint, which is about a Jewish man who is sexually frustrated and has an obsession with his mother.

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Among writers, Philip Roth ranks 385 out of 5,794Before him are Henning Mankell, Beatrix Potter, Patrick Modiano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Éluard, and Czesław Miłosz. After him are Georges Bataille, Louise de La Vallière, Alvin Toffler, Ahmad Yasawi, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Pietro Aretino.

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Among people born in 1933, Philip Roth ranks 17Before him are Nina Simone, Claudio Abbado, Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Jalal Talabani. After him are Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, Francisco Gento, Susan Sontag, Arno Allan Penzias, and Elinor Ostrom. Among people deceased in 2018, Philip Roth ranks 15Before him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, Isao Takahata, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, and John McCain. After him are Paul Bocuse, Stephen Hillenburg, Peter Grünberg, Burt Reynolds, Lys Assia, and Paul Allen.

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Among people born in United States, Philip Roth ranks 366 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Johnson (1911), Claude Shannon (1916), Jim Mattis (1950), Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), and Jimmy Hoffa (1913). After him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), Montgomery Clift (1920), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Gertrude Stein (1874).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Philip Roth ranks 39Before him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), and Richard Bach (1936). After him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and Sylvia Plath (1932).