Call It Sleep: Henry Roth in the Village
After Call It Sleep was published, Roth suffered from a profound case of writer's block that went on for decades. He published his next work, A Star Shines Over Mt. Morris Park, 60 years later in 1994. In between books, Roth worked as a woodsman, a schoolteacher, a psychiatric attendant in a state mental hospital, a waterfowl farmer, and a Latin and math tutor.
He did not follow these various lines of work while living in the Village. He had left New York City. Perhaps he should have stayed on Morton Street.