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  • Henry Roth: Manqué, Then Rediscovered

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 15, 2010 | 4:47 pm

    “Call It Sleep” by Henry Roth, one of the great and enduring novels of the Jewish immigrant experience in America, was first published in 1934. Only now, 15
    years after his death, are we able to read Roth’s last novel, “An American Type” (Norton, $25.95). Between these two...

  • Call Him Henry Roth

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth" by Steven Kellman (Norton).

    Until now, there has been no full-scale biography of Henry Roth, whose 1934 novel, "Call It Sleep," is considered a masterpiece of American literature. That book, a portrait in grim realism of a Jewish immigrant child's...