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  • Philip Roth’s greatest creation was a character named Philip Roth

    AMHERST, Mass. (JTA) — Philip Roth lent to American literature a singular, unapologetic voice to which nothing was sacred. His fiction critiqued everything from fascism to Jewish bourgeois assimilation to political puritanism to Jewish boyhood to the Israeli-Diaspora dynamic. His early work seemed to be evidence that a Jew could write the great American novel….