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02/19/93

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Author Phiilip Roth to give reading at Stanford

STANFORD -- Novelist and short story writer Philip Roth will read from his work at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Kresge Auditorium, Law School. This is the second event in the 1992-93 Jean and Bill Lane Lecture Series and is open to the public without charge.

With his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, Roth was quickly hailed as a writer of enormous promise. Over the intervening 30 years, he has published more than a dozen novels including Portnoy's Complaint, and several volumes of short stories, as well as a book of essays, Reading Myself and Others, and two biographical/autobiographical works, The Facts and Patrimony.

Roth's main subject is the talented Jewish man, often a writer, struggling to free himself from the narrow confines of his family, caught between loyalty to the Jewish past and the possibilities of assimilation into the mainstream of American life. -mas-

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