This Day in Jewish History 1906: An Author Who Despised Himself and Had 50-year Writer's Block Is Born

The world would grow to love Henry Roth's 'Call it Sleep' a lot more than he could love himself for much of his life.

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February 8, 1906, is the birthdate of Henry Roth, the much-acclaimed but long-suffering author of the 1934 novel “Call It Sleep” who waited six decades before completing and publishing his next work. Roth...