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Philip Roth: Writing Award-Winning Books for Almost 50 Years

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Dana Demange 2007-6-3 VOICE ONE: Welcome to This is America in VOA Specia

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by dana demange
2007-6-3

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm steve ember.

voice two:

and i'm barbara klein. this week we tell about philip roth. it would be hard to pick an american writer with more published works, critical praise and honors than philip roth. he has written more than twenty books and has received almost that many major literary awards.

both in the united states and internationally, roth is respected as one of the most important writers of modern times. his intelligent stories have become an important part of literary culture.they explore how individuals face the tensions of family, politics, sex and race.

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voice one:

philip roth pictured in his 1969 book "portnoy's complaint" photo: anne mudge

philip roth was born in nineteen thirty-three in newark, new jersey. he later went to bucknell university in pennsylvania to earn his college degree. at the university of chicago in illinois, he earned a master's degree and also taught english. his interest in serious fiction began during college when he read the works of several important american writers. he says the books by writers like thomas wolfe, john steinbeck and ernest hemingway were his teachers.

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