Philip Roth

Philip Roth

Novels and Stories 1959-1962

By Philip Roth; Ross Miller (Editor)

Library of America, Hardcover, 9781931082792, 913pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2005

Description
Here for the first time in an authoritative two-volume reader's edition are the fresh social observations contained within Roth's six books: "Goodbye Columbus, Letting Go, When She Was Good, Portnoy's Complaint, Our Gang," and "The Breast."


About the Author
Philip Roth was born in New Jersey in 1933. He studied literature at Bucknell University and the University of Chicago. His first book, "Goodbye, Columbus", won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1960. He has lived in Rome, London, Chicago, New York City, Princeton, and New England. Since 1955, he has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now Adjunct Professor of English. He is also General Editor of the Penguin Books series "Writers from the Other Europe." Recently he has been spending half of each year in Europe, traveling and writing.

Ross Miller has written architectural and urban criticism for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times among other national publications. He has been a contributing editor of Progressive Architecture and former director of the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism. He is the author of American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago (Chicago, 1990).