Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.

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A Conversation in Prague

Born in Prague in 1931, Ivan Klíma has undergone what Jan Kott calls a “European education”: during his adult years as a novelist, critic, and playwright his work was suppressed in Czechoslovakia by the Communist authorities (and his family members harried and punished right along with him), while during his …

Pro-Life Pro

Mr. President, may I ask about this new constitutional amendment that you are submitting to Congress? You darn well can, Bill. I think we’re on a wavelength here that Americans can be prouda. Can you read us the wording of your proposed amendment, sir? I gotta better idea. We gotta …