Slide 1 - School District of Cla by fjzhangxiaoquan


									     Philip Roth

   The Quintessential
Jewish-American Novelist
    “The bus, the bus, what intervened on the bus to prevent me
from coming all over the sleeping shikse’s arm—I don’t know.
Common sense, you think? Common decency? My right mind,
as they say, coming to the fore? Well, where is this right mind on
that afternoon I came home from school to find my mother out
    “To become our refrigerator become a a big name.
of the house, anda celebrity is tostocked withbrand purplish
  There is liver? I believe I have already confessed to Roth.
piece of rawIvory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip the piece
of liver that I bought in a butcher shop and banged behind a
       Ivory is way to a bar floats; lesson. Well, I the
billboard on thethe soap thatmitzvah Rice Krispies wish to
    breakfast cereal it, goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip
make a clean breast ofthatYour Holiness. That—she—it—
                                        had a piece of liver.”
wasn’t my first piece. My first piece I within the privacy of my
   Roth the Jew round my cock in
own home, rolled who masturbatesthe bathroom at three-
thirty—and then had again at the end of a fork, at five-thirty,
along with the other members of that poor innocent family of
    “So. Now you know the worst thing I have ever done. I
Portnoy's Complaint (pôrt’-noiz
kəm-plānt’) n. [after Alexander
Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in
which strongly-felt ethical and
altruistic impulses are perpetually
warring with extreme sexual
longings, often of a perverse
   Biography & Literary Accomplishments
• National Book Critic Circle in 1963
• Born March 19, 1933 in Newark,
  He separated from his wife
  Awards, PEN/Faulkner Awards,
  NJ. a tumultuous relationship
  National Book Awards, Pulitzer
• which nevertheless provided ample
  Studied at Weequahic High
  Prize, Ambassador Book Award of
  School—often referenced in his
  the English-Speaking Union,
• various novels. suddenly in a car
  Martinson died
  National Medal of the Arts from
• crash in 1968.
  Attends Bucknell College
  the White House, W. H. Smith
• Marriesfor Best Book in 1990; of
  Award graduate studies at U they
• Pursues Clara Bloom of the year
  separatedwhere heAcademy of
  Chicago, in 1994, and she
  (twice), American meets Saul
  publishedLetters: Gold Medal of
  Arts and an unflattering memoir
  Bellow and his first wife, Margaret
  about their marriage in years), and
  Martinson. every six 1996.
  fiction (given
• Philip Roth has garnered mutliple
• more… Goodbye, Columbus to
  critical acclaim and accolades:
  March awards in 1959.
• literary 2011: Obama awarded Roth
• the National Humanities Medal
  Followed with incredibly
• successful Portnoy’s Complaint in
  Nobel Prize…?

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