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Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85.
Roth wrote more than 30 books, and won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel “American Pastoral.” 
 In reflection of his 50-plus years as a writer, Roth described it as: “Exhilaration and groaning. Frustration and freedom. Inspiration and uncertainty. Abundance and emptiness. Blazing forth and muddling through.”

(Reuters) – Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.Roth died in New York City at 10:30 p.m. local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said.

Roth wrote more than 30 books, including the 1991 memoir “Patrimony,” which examined his complex relationship with his father and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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