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Roth retirement stuns literary critics

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Novelist Philip Roth's decision to lay down his pen despite seemingly good health and his formerly unstoppable production at the age of 79, has stunned US literary circles. 

US author Philip Roth ©AFP PHOTO/HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT/NANCY CRAMPTON

The low-key announcement first appeared in the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles and was missed by many in the United States, where Roth was one of the country's "literary lions," as The New York Observer said.

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