Posted on July 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Philip Roth’s biggest fans ought to be digging through the sofa cushions right now — an auction of his personal items is set for July 20.

Among the nearly eight hundred items are furniture, cookware, artwork, and a Sandy Koufax baseball card; you can peruse the entire Roth collection on Litchfield County Auctions’ website (which is also where bidding begins).

The author of Portnoy's Complaint, who also won two National Book Awards (Goodbye, Columbus and Sabbath’s Theater) and a Pulitzer Prize (American Pastoral), died May 22, 2018.

That said, if you find such an event to be disrespectful or unseemly in any way, you’re in good company.

Alison Flood expounds on her squeamishness over buying authors’ personal effects in the Guardian.

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