Henry Roth

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Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Oct 13, 1995 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1906
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Oct 13, 1995 (89)

About

A twentieth-century American fiction writer, he is best known for his 1939 novel Call It Sleep. His works chronicle the Jewish-American experience during the era of the Great Depression.

Before Fame

His childhood in the Brooklyn and Harlem neighborhoods of New York City inspired his famous novel, Call It Sleep.

Trivia

He received two honorary doctorates: one from the University of New Mexico and the other from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion.

Family Life

He married Muriel Parker in 1939.

Associated With

His novels influenced the work of Philip Roth.