Author Philip Roth Dead

posted by Bill Strange -

Author Philip Roth is dead.  The Pulitzer-prize winning novelist of such works as "Portnoy's Complaint," "Goodbye Columbus" and "American Pastoral" was 85.  "The New Yorker," published his first story in 1958.  The "New York Times" says he died at the hospital from a heart related issue.  His often dark, comic writing examined the Jewish experience, sex and life in America.

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