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Title
Philip Roth papers,
Summary
Correspondence, drafts, galleys, notes, interviews, play scripts, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Roth's literary career. Includes working texts for his books including Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories (1959); Portnoy's Complaint (1969); The Ghost Writer (1979); The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography (1988); Patrimony : A True Story (1991); and American Pastoral (1997). Subjects include the writings of Roth and others, literary matters, social issues, personal affairs, the Jewish community in the U.S., Yaddo artists colony, and the Writers from the Other Europe series promoting and publishing writers from Central and Eastern Europe.
Correspondents include Joan Aiken, Elizabeth Ames, Aaron Asher, James Atlas, R. S. Baker, Saul Bellow, Claire Bloom, Anita Brookner, Robert Sanford Brustein, Angela Carter, R. V. Cassill, Blair Clark, Joel Conarroe, Robert Crichton, Yaël Dayan, Candida Donadio, Judith Dunford, Paul Engle, Blair Fuller, Veronica Geng, Philip Grausman, Philip Guston, Polly Hanson, Curtis Harnack, Michael Herr, L. Rust Hills, Edward Hoagland, Irving Howe, Susan Jacoby, Alfred Kazin, R. B. Kitaj, Ivan Klíma, Milan Kundera, Hermione Lee, Alan Lelchuk, Alison Lurie, Bernard Malamud, Janet Malcolm, Norman Manea, Jerre Gerlando Mangione, Mildred Martin, Tom Maschler, Jonathan Evan Maslow, Charlotte Maurer, Robert E. Maurer, Jack Miles, Ross Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, Harold Pinter, David Plante, Deborah D. Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Joanna Rostropowicz, Herman Schneider, Josef Škvorecký, George Starbuck, Howard Stein, Richard G. Stern, Roger W. Straus, Jr., William Styron, Judith Thurman, Melvin Marvin Tumin, John Updike, Fredrica Wagman, and John Wheatcroft.
Contributor Names
Roth, Philip.
Subject Headings
-  Aiken, Joan,--1924-2004--Correspondence
-  Ames, Elizabeth--Correspondence
-  Asher, Aaron--Correspondence
-  Atlas, James--Correspondence
-  Baker, R. S.--(Robert Samuel),--1926-2004--Correspondence
-  Bellow, Saul--Correspondence
-  Bloom, Claire,--1931---Correspondence
-  Brookner, Anita--Correspondence
-  Brustein, Robert Sanford,--1927---Correspondence
-  Carter, Angela,--1940-1992--Correspondence
-  Cassill, R. V.--(Ronald Verlin),--1919-2002--Correspondence
-  Clark, Blair,--1917-2000--Correspondence
-  Conarroe, Joel,--1934---Correspondence
-  Crichton, Robert--Correspondence
-  Dayan, Yaël,--1939---Correspondence
-  Donadio, Candida,--1929-2001--Correspondence
-  Dunford, Judith--Correspondence
-  Engle, Paul,--1908-1991--Correspondence
-  Fuller, Blair--Correspondence
-  Geng, Veronica--Correspondence
-  Grausman, Philip,--1935---Correspondence
-  Guston, Philip,--1913-1980--Correspondence
-  Hanson, Polly--Correspondence
-  Harnack, Curtis,--1927-2013--Correspondence
-  Herr, Michael,--1940-2016--Correspondence
-  Hills, L. Rust--Correspondence
-  Hoagland, Edward--Correspondence
-  Howe, Irving--Correspondence
-  Jacoby, Susan,--1945---Correspondence
-  Kazin, Alfred,--1915-1998--Correspondence
-  Kitaj, R. B.--Correspondence
-  Klíma, Ivan--Correspondence
-  Kundera, Milan--Correspondence
-  Lee, Hermione--Correspondence
-  Lelchuk, Alan--Correspondence
-  Lurie, Alison--Correspondence
-  Malamud, Bernard--Correspondence
-  Malcolm, Janet--Correspondence
-  Manea, Norman--Correspondence
-  Mangione, Jerre,--1909-1998--Correspondence
-  Martin, Mildred,--1904-1995--Correspondence
-  Maschler, Tom,--1933---Correspondence
-  Maslow, Jonathan Evan--Correspondence
-  Maurer, Charlotte--Correspondence
-  Maurer, Robert E.--Correspondence
-  Miles, Jack,--1942---Correspondence
-  Miller, Ross--Correspondence
-  Oates, Joyce Carol,--1938---Correspondence
-  O'Brien, Edna--Correspondence
-  Ozick, Cynthia--Correspondence
-  Pinter, Harold,--1930-2008--Correspondence
-  Plante, David--Correspondence
-  Rogers, Deborah D.,--1953---Correspondence
-  Rogers, Thomas,--1927-2007--Correspondence
-  Rostropowicz, Joanna--Correspondence
-  Schneider, Herman,--1905-2003--Correspondence
-  Škvorecký, Josef,--1924-2012--Correspondence
-  Starbuck, George,--1931---Correspondence
-  Stein, Howard--Correspondence
-  Stern, Richard,--1928-2013--Correspondence
-  Straus, Roger W.--(Roger Williams),--1917-2004--Correspondence
-  Styron, William,--1925-2006--Correspondence
-  Thurman, Judith,--1946---Correspondence
-  Tumin, Melvin M.--(Melvin Marvin),--1919-1994--Correspondence
-  Updike, John--Correspondence
-  Wagman, Fredrica--Correspondence
-  Wheatcroft, John,--1925---Correspondence
-  Yaddo (Artists' colony)
-  Writers from the other Europe
-  American literature
-  Artist colonies--New York (State)--Saratoga Springs
-  Authors, European
-  Jews--United States
-  United States--Intellectual life--20th century
-  United States--Social conditions--20th century
Notes
-  Arranged in four series. Series 1: Correspondence File, 1938-1999; Series 2: Writings File, 1944-2001; Series 3: Miscellany, 1939-1999; and Series 4: Oversize, 1980-1997.
-  Gift, Philip Roth, 1969.
-  Deposit, Philip Roth, 1977-2005.
-  Deposit converted to purchase, 2000-2002.
-  Video and audio recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
-  Author. Full name: Philip Milton Roth. Born 1933.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006030
Medium
25,000 items.
255 containers and 5 oversize.
107 linear feet.
Repository
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home
Library of Congress Control Number
mm82022491
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Correspondence, drafts, galleys, notes, interviews, play scripts, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Roth's literary career. Includes working texts for his books including Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories (1959); Portnoy's Complaint (1969); The Ghost Writer (1979); The Facts : A Novelist's Autobiography (1988); Patrimony : A True Story (1991); and American Pastoral (1997). Subjects include the writings of Roth and others, literary matters, social issues, personal affairs, the Jewish community in the U.S., Yaddo artists colony, and the Writers from the Other Europe series promoting and publishing writers from Central and Eastern Europe. Correspondents include Joan Aiken, Elizabeth Ames, Aaron Asher, James Atlas, R. S. Baker, Saul Bellow, Claire Bloom, Anita Brookner, Robert Sanford Brustein, Angela Carter, R. V. Cassill, Blair Clark, Joel Conarroe, Robert Crichton, Yaël Dayan, Candida Donadio, Judith Dunford, Paul Engle, Blair Fuller, Veronica Geng, Philip Grausman, Philip Guston, Polly Hanson, Curtis Harnack, Michael Herr, L. Rust Hills, Edward Hoagland, Irving Howe, Susan Jacoby, Alfred Kazin, R. B. Kitaj, Ivan Klíma, Milan Kundera, Hermione Lee, Alan Lelchuk, Alison Lurie, Bernard Malamud, Janet Malcolm, Norman Manea, Jerre Gerlando Mangione, Mildred Martin, Tom Maschler, Jonathan Evan Maslow, Charlotte Maurer, Robert E. Maurer, Jack Miles, Ross Miller, Joyce Carol Oates, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, Harold Pinter, David Plante, Deborah D. Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Joanna Rostropowicz, Herman Schneider, Josef Škvorecký, George Starbuck, Howard Stein, Richard G. Stern, Roger W. Straus, Jr., William Styron, Judith Thurman, Melvin Marvin Tumin, John Updike, Fredrica Wagman, and John Wheatcroft.
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