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Baumgarten, Murray, and Barbara Gottfried.  Understanding Philip Roth.  Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 1990.

Brauner, David.  Philip Roth.  Manchester: Manchester UP, 2007.

Cooper, Alan. Philip Roth and the Jews. Albany: State U of New York P, 1996.

Gooblar, David.  The Major Phases of Philip Roth.  New York: Continuum, 2011.

Hadar, David. Affiliated Identities in Jewish American Literature. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.

Halio, Jay L. Philip Roth Revisited. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Kaplan, Brett Ashley. Jewish Anxiety and the Novels of Philip Roth. Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2015.

Lee, Hermione. Philip Roth. New York: Methuen, 1982.

Masiero, Pia.  Philip Roth and the Zuckerman Books: The Making of a Storyworld.  Amherst, NY: Cambria P, 2011.

McDaniel, John N. The Fiction of Philip Roth. Haddonfield, NJ: Haddonfield House, 1974.

Milowitz, Stephen. Philip Roth Considered : The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer. New York: Garland Press, 2000.

Nadel, Ira.  Critical Companion to Philip Roth: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work.  New York: Facts on File, 2011.

Posnock, Ross. Philip Roth’s Rude Truth: The Art of Immaturity. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006.

Pozorski, Aimee. Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995-2010). New York: Continuum, 2011.

Rodgers, Bernard F., Jr. Philip Roth. Boston: Twayne, 1978.

Safer, Elaine B.  Mocking the Age: The Later Novels of Philip Roth.  Albany: State U of New York P, 2006.

Shechner, Mark.  Up Society’s Ass, Copper: Rereading Philip Roth.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2003.

Shostak, Debra.  Philip Roth – Countertexts, Counterlives.  Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2004.

Searles, George J. The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1985.

Singh, Balbir. The Early Fiction of Philip Roth. New Dehli: Omega Publications, 2009.

Singh, Nandita.  Philip Roth: A Novelist in Crisis.  New Delhi: Classical Publishing, 2001.

Wade, Stephen. Imagination in Transit: The Fiction of Philip Roth. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic P, 1996.

Zeng, Yanyu.  Towards Postmodern Multiculturalism: A New Trend of African-American and Jewish American Literature Viewed through Ishmael Reed and Philip Roth.  Xiamen: Xiamen UP, 2004.


Edited Collections


Bloom, Harold, ed. Philip Roth: Modern Critical Views.  Rev. ed.  New York: Chelsea House, 2003.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Portnoy’s Complaint: Modern Critical Interpretations.  New York: Chelsea House, 2004.

Bruhwiler, Claudia Franziska and Lee Trepanier. A Political Companion to Philip Roth. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 2017.

Halio, Jay L., and Ben Siegel, eds. Turning Up the Flame: Philip Roth’s Later Novels. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2005.

Ivanova, Velichka D., ed.  Reading Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.  Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2011.

Milbauer, Asher Z., and Donald G. Watson, eds. Reading Philip Roth. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Parrish, Timothy, ed.  The Cambridge Companion to Philip Roth.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007.

Pinsker, Sanford, ed. Critical Essays on Philip Roth. Boston: Hall, 1982.

Pozorski, Aimee. Roth and Celebrity. Lexington Books, 2012

Royal, Derek Parker, ed. Philip Roth: New Perspectives on An American Author.  Westport, CT: Greenwood-Praeger, 2005.

Shostak, Debra, ed.  Philip Roth: American Pastoral, The Human Stain, The Plot Against America.  New York: Continuum, 2011.

Siegel, Ben, and Jay L. Halio, eds. Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as Comic Writer. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2010.


Special Issues of Journals


Aarons, Victoria, ed. Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud. Spec. issue of Philip Roth Studies 4.1 (2008): 1-106.

Franco, Dean J., ed.  Roth and Race.  Spec. issue of Philip Roth Studies 2.2  (2006): 81-176.

Gooblar, David, ed.  Roth and Women.  Spec. issue of Philip Roth Studies 8.1. (2012): 1-120.

Halio, Jay L., ed.  Philip Roth. Spec. issue of Shofar 19.1  (2000): 1-216.

Pozorski, Aimee, and Miriam Jaffe-Foger, eds. Mourning Zuckerman. Spec. issue of Philip Roth Studies 5.2 (2009): 151-301.

Royal, Derek Parker, ed.  Philip Roth’s America: The Later Novels.  Spec. issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature 23  (2004): 1-181.

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