Bloom’s Literature: Spotlight on Philip Roth

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Bloom’s Literature: Spotlight on Philip Roth

American author Philip Roth—whose works have won multiple prestigious awards for literature including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award for Fiction, and the PEN/Faulkner Award—recently passed away at the age of 85. Many of Roth’s works revolve around Jewish family life.

If your patrons have expressed interest in exploring the works of Philip Roth, Bloom’s Literature can lend insight, context, and background. Students, researchers, and general readers will find enlightening and interesting information, with plenty of content for research papers, activities, and assignments, including:

  • Biographies, topics and themes, and reference essays examining Roth’s life and works
  • The full text of Facts On File’s comprehensive Critical Companion to Philip Roth
  • Discussion questions designed to inspire students to think critically, delve deeper, and ask (and answer) fresh new questions about Roth and his works
  • Criticism and analyses of works including Portnoy’s Complaint, Sabbath’s Theater, the Zuckerman tetralogy, Operation Shylock, and more
  • Battle of Blood Island, a dramatic film adaptation of one of Roth’s short stories, “Expect the Vandals”
  • And more!

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