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Philip Roth Honored in Newark Neighborhood - Yahoo! News

Monday October 24th 2005, 9:54 pm

Philip Roth Honored in Newark Neighborhood - Yahoo! News

NEWARK, N.J. - Philip Roth has been honored in his hometown of Newark, which has served as the setting for many of his 26 books.

Roth, whose “American Pastoral” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1997, was greeted at his childhood home by 75 fans who were on a bus tour Sunday of places in Newark that have been featured in his novels.

Mayor Sharpe James helped Roth unveil a plaque on the home and a street sign renaming the road “Philip Roth Plaza.”

“Today, Newark is my Stockholm and that plaque is my prize,” the 72-year-old writer told the crowd at the Weequahic Branch Library, in comments reported by the Star-Ledger of Newark.

We love you Phiiiiiilip, oh yes we dooooo….

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