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nnial Nobel candidate. But the documentary "Philip Roth: Unmasked" leaves out Roth's news-making decision, which he revealed last fall, to stop writing novels. He is presented as an active writer, with shots of him at work in his Connecticut home. (AP Photo/Joe Tabbacca, File)

Philip Roth, Fearless and Celebrated Author, Dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died Tuesday night at age 85.