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Henry Roth

Henry RothAKA Herschel Roth

Born: 8-Feb-1906
Birthplace: Tismenitsya, Ukraine
Died: 13-Oct-1995
Location of death: Albuquerque, NM [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Call It Sleep

Worked for the WPA during the Depression.

(Photograph copyright Harvey Wang)


[1] Lovelace Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

Father: Chaim (waiter)
Sister: Rose Broder
Girlfriend: Eda Lou Walton (1927-38)
Wife: Muriel Parker (pianist, m. 1939, d. 1990)
Son: Jeremy
Son: Hugh

    High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY
    University: City College of New York (1928)

    Communist Party USA (1934)
    Ukrainian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression, Arthritis

Author of books:
Call It Sleep (1934, novel)
Shifting Landscape: A Composite, 1925-87 (1987, short stories, essays)
A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park (1994, novel)
Mercy of a Rude Stream (1994, novel)
A Diving Rock on the Hudson (1995, novel)
From Bondage (1996, novel)


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