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Portnoy's Complaint

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Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"Touching as well as hilariously lewd....Roth is vibrantly talented...as marvelous a mimic and fantasist as has been produced by the most verbal group in human history." Alfred Kazin, New York Review of Books

Review:

"Deliciously funny...absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious...a brilliantly vivid reading experience." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Roth is the bravest writer in the United States. He's morally brave, he's politically brave. And Portnoy is part of that bravery." Cynthia Ozick, Newsday

Review:

"Simply one of the two or three funniest works in American fiction." Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

This modern classic of the Jewish American experience centers around one Alexander Portnoy, who on the couch of his psychoanalyst, confesses everything from his adolescent preoccupation with masturbation to his subjugation by his dominating mother, Sophie.

Synopsis:

New York lawyer Alexander Portnoy, a young man dominated by a demanding Jewish mother, plays out a sexual revenge in fact and fantasy, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the popular novel.

About the Author

Philip Roth received the 1960 National Book Award in fiction for Goodbye, Columbus. He has twice received the National Book Critics Circle Award — in 1987 for the novel The Counterlife and in 1992 for Patrimony. Operation Shylock won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was chosen by Time magazine as the best American novel of 1993. In 1995, Roth's Sabbath's Theater received the National Book Award in fiction. In 1998, he received the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral and was a White House recipient of the National Medal of Arts. His other books include the trilogy and epilogue Zuckerman Bound; the novels Letting Go, My Life as a Man, and The Professor of Desire, the political satire Our Gang, and most recently The Human Stain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679756453
Author:
Roth, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Sex addiction
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
Family -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;humor;american;literature;sex;american literature;20th century;sexuality;coming of age;usa;classic;masturbation;1960s;family;judaism;american fiction;new york;contemporary fiction;jews;classics;america;religion;new jersey;20th century litera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
SB-247
Publication Date:
September 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.12x5.26x.70 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679756453 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Touching as well as hilariously lewd....Roth is vibrantly talented...as marvelous a mimic and fantasist as has been produced by the most verbal group in human history."
"Review" by , "Deliciously funny...absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious...a brilliantly vivid reading experience."
"Review" by , "Roth is the bravest writer in the United States. He's morally brave, he's politically brave. And Portnoy is part of that bravery."
"Review" by , "Simply one of the two or three funniest works in American fiction."
"Synopsis" by , This modern classic of the Jewish American experience centers around one Alexander Portnoy, who on the couch of his psychoanalyst, confesses everything from his adolescent preoccupation with masturbation to his subjugation by his dominating mother, Sophie.
"Synopsis" by , New York lawyer Alexander Portnoy, a young man dominated by a demanding Jewish mother, plays out a sexual revenge in fact and fantasy, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the popular novel.
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