"Over the years, the subject has undergone as many complications and elaborations as the author's body of work".
In "The Plot Against America" (2004), Roth returns to his childhood years in Newark in the 1940s, in an alternative history where pro-Nazi aviator hero Charles Lindbergh is elected United States president and negotiates an understanding with Hitler's Nazi Germany, launching an anti-Jewish American program. After receiving an M.A.in English literature from the University of Chicago, Roth published his first story in The New Yorker in 1958 and achieved his first measure of fame with the publication of his debut short story collection, Goodbye, Columbus, in 1959.
A character called "Philip Roth" appears in other books including The Plot Against America (2004), a counter-factual story set in the New Jersey of Roth's childhood in which the aviator and alleged Nazi sympathiser Charles Lindbergh, becomes U.S. president and begins a programme of forced assimilation of American Jewry modelled on Nazi Germany. "I don't want to read any more of it, write any more of it, and I don't even want to talk about it anymore". The first, American Pastoral (1997)-which explored the consequences of the 1960s on a New Jersey family-won him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction that year.
For his conclusion, he quoted Joe Louis, the heavyweight boxing champion of the 1930s and '40s: "I did the best I could with what I had". "I need some reality, to rub two sticks of reality together to get a fire of reality". And the final, The Human Stain, won him his second PEN/Faulkner Award.
In 2011 Barack Obama presented the National Humanities Medal to Roth during a ceremony at the White House.
Roth's fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark in New Jersey, is known for its intensely autobiographical character. He retired from teaching in 1992 as a distinguished professor of literature at New York's Hunter College.
But Roth's giant stature on the post-World War II literary scene stems from the universality of his message - in his own words: "I don't write Jewish, I write American". "I no longer feel this dedication to write what I have experienced my whole life". It was also developed into a film in 2003-and starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman.
Until his abrupt retirement, Roth was a dedicated, prolific author who often published a book a year and was generous to writers from other countries.
His 2004 novel, The Plot Against America - a counterfactual history which posits famed aviator and Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh being elected president in 1940 - is widely viewed as foreshadowing the rise of Donald Trump.
Following the death of several friends, including novelist Saul Bellow in 2005, Roth wrote "Everyman", a short work of fiction about the physical decline and death of a successful advertising executive.
In a New York Times interview in 2018, Roth reflected on his 50-plus years as a writer, describing it as: "Exhilaration and groaning. Abundance and emptiness. Blazing forth and muddling through".
Trump suggested himself that Xi was pulling strings in Pyongyang to put pressure on USA trade negotiators. Some of his loyalists led by former chief strategist Steven Bannon criticized the deal as a capitulation.
Four dissenting liberal justices said the decision will hit low-wage, vulnerable workers especially hard. Iran must also "release all USA citizens" missing or being held on "spurious charges", he said.
Near the beginning of Deadpool 2 , the title character's girlfriend, Vanessa ( Morena Baccarin ), is murdered in front of him. But just in case it is, Ryan Reynolds and company chose to tie up a few loose ends with a post-credit scene for the ages.
The company says that it has received necessary regulatory clearances from the government for the expansion of the copper plant. Police retaliated in a bid to bring the situation under control. "It's a total failure of police intelligence", Stalin said.
There are hopes she may be released - for a short time - so that she can see her daughter Gabriella on her fourth birthday. Her campaign said that in her latest court appearance, she asked the judge for leniency for the sake of her daughter.
Smith is set to join an array of music stars to lend their voice to the World Cup , with each edition spring multiple songs . In 2014, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez teamed up to headline the official song for the World Cup in Brazil.
And he suggested Pyongyang had much to gain from striking a deal. "Our interpretation of the exact same words changed", he said. And the White House Communications Agency has already ordered souvenir travel coins, like it does for many presidential trips.
Albasit says Sheikh's parents were aware of school shootings in the US , but they never thought it would happen to their daughter. As many as two novels, Kite Runner and Fangirl, were lying on her dressing table which also has her big and small trophies on it.
Brent oil back to $80 as supply concerns mount
US crude stockpiles are forecast to have declined by 2.8 million barrels last week, which would be the third straight weekly fall. More broadly, prices have firmed amid ongoing oil production cuts led by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Five men working on Tapi killed in Afghanistan
The blast was quickly condemned by President Ashraf Ghani, who praised the "brave" officers who dealt with it. The blast was so powerful that the majority of the casualties were passers-by outside the cleared area.
Interview magazine announced its closure
Staff of the publication , which has filed for chapter seven bankruptcy, were informed of the decision in a meeting today. Truman Capote was one of Interview's earliest contributors, and Warhol also conducted many interviews .
Ryanair reports record profit despite roster crisis
Profits at Ryanair rose 10pc in the last 12 months to March, despite the cancellation of thousands of flights last autumn. While forward bookings are "strong", pricing remains soft due to tough competition between budget airlines.
Palestinians ask ICC to investigate Israel
Israel claims east Jerusalem as an inseparable part of its capital - though its annexation is not global recognised. Some 60 people were killed last Monday alone - in protests meant to coincide with the opening of the new U.S.