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Philip Roth's Patrimony

Philip Roth (b. 1933)
Patrimony [1991]
Typescript with holograph emendations
Manuscript Division
Gift of the author (179.5)

This heavily revised page is from the first of five typescript and holograph revisions for the ending of Patrimony, Philip Roth's 1991 non-fiction work about his father's last years and death. Roth, one of the most important American novelists of the last half of the century, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for this book. Roth donated all the drafts of his early works, including Goodbye Columbus, to the Library in 1969. The Library now holds his complete collection of manuscripts and correspondence.

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