‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ author Philip Roth dead at 85

NEW YORK — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of Portnoy’s Complaint to the elegiac lyricism of American Pastoral, died Tuesday night at age 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said that the author died in a New York City hospital of congestive […]

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