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Philip Roth's Best Book – The New York Times

I choose a short story for my favorite Roth novel. It is "Conversion of the Jews" from Roth's first book, the collection "Goodbye, Columbus". It's a story so simple and wonderful and philosophical and humane and – why I chose it – deeply personal to me. A Hebrew disciple named Ozzie addresses the big questions about God and religion and …

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Philip Roth's Newark, the hometown he never really left

NEWARK – Roberta Harrington, a retired nurse of the same vintage as Philip Roth, remembers a visit from Mr. Roth one year ago to his home in Summit Avenue. He liked to remember the many times he had "run up the stairs and come downstairs" as a child, just because he enjoyed it and he appreciated a cherry tree that …

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