Obituaries Related to "Roth" from New York Times Archive
Mr. Roth founded United Talent Agency’s fine arts division in 2015 to tap into a new revenue source and help artists broker deals beyond the art world.
The way we mourn now? On Twitter. Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, and the Twittersphere is sitting shiva.
Roth’s work had more rage, more wit, more lust, more talk, and more crosscurrents of thought and emotion than any writer of his time.
Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.
Mr. Roth was a pathbreaking curator in London who stepped down in protest over the “Brexit” vote.
Mr. Roth presided over Cafe Wha?, a large, plain basement room at 115 Macdougal Street, during a lively and fertile period in the Village’s history.
Mr. Roth was the scion of the Matson Navigation Company but served as the chief negotiator for the U.S. in a historic trade pact; ran for governor of California; and restored Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
Mr. Roth fled the McCarthy-era America of 1950 for a new life as a meticulous and often abrasive chronicler of British politicians.
Indignation By Philip Roth 233 pages. $26, Houghton Mifflin Co; £16.99, Jonathan Cape Ltd.
Alvin L. Roth was one of the most talented bridge players of all time, winning 26 national championships with 11 different partners.
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His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”
He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.
His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.
With a keen eye for young talent, he helped boost the careers of Steve Martin, John Denver, Kenny Rogers and many other performers.
The Kremlin’s fiercest critic, whose work brought arrests, attacks and a near-fatal poisoning in 2020, had spent months in isolation.