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Henry Roth, 89, who in 1934 wrote...


Henry Roth, 89, who in 1934 wrote "Call It Sleep," a novel acclaimed as an American classic for its powerful portrayal of a Jewish immigrant boy struggling to survive in the slums of the Lower East Side, died Friday in Albuquerque, N.M. In 1964, "Call It Sleep" was published in paperback by Avon Books and went on to sell more than a million copies.

William J. Koslo, 65, the Diamond International chief executive officer who negotiated the company's $400 million sale to Sir James Goldsmith in 1982, died Thursday in Mineola, N.Y., following a stroke. He had been president and chief executive of Diamond, a diversified forest products company, for three years when Sir James, the British-French corporate raider, came calling in 1980.

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