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Okay, here's what you do: You buy these CDs of Ron Silver reading Philip Roth's first-person pervo classic, Portnoy's Complaint. You jam a walkman full of these CDs into the head of a stuffed animal or taxidermied granny or something. Press play, and for the length of these CDs (eight-and-a-half hours), you will have a hilariously perverted friend talking at you.
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Publisher Comments:

Unabridged on audio, read by Ron Silver and directed by the author, Philip Roth

Portnoy's Complaint is the famously outrageous confession made to his analyst by Alexander Portnoy, the Huck Finn of Newark, who is trust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood. Thirty years after it was first published, Portnoy's Complaint remains a classic of American literature, a tour de force of comic and carnal brilliance, and probably the funniest book about sex ever written. It was recently designated one of the hundred best books of the twentieth century by the Modern Library judges.

About the Author

In the 1990s, Philip Roth published five major works: Patrimony (1991) won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Operation Shylock (1993) won the PEN/Faulkner Award; Sabbath's Theater (1995) won the National Book Award; American Pastoral (1997) won the Pulitzer Prize; and I Married a Communist (1998) won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union.  In 1998, he was a White House recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

About the reader:

Ron Silver, a Tony award-winning stage actor, has starred in numerous films including Reversal of Fortune, and Enemies: A Love Story, as well as the television series Wiseguy.  He was a founder of The Creative Coalition, and President of Actors' Equity Association.

In the 1990s, Philip Roth published five major works: Patrimony (1991) won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Operation Shylock (1993) won the PEN/Faulkner Award; Sabbath's Theater (1995) won the National Book Award; American Pastoral (1997) won the Pulitzer Prize; and I Married a Communist (1998) won the Ambassador Book Award of the English-Speaking Union.  In 1998, he was a White House recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

About the reader:

Ron Silver, a Tony award-winning stage actor, has starred in numerous films including Reversal of Fortune, and Enemies: A Love Story, as well as the television series Wiseguy.  He was a founder of The Creative Coalition, and President of Actors' Equity Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061986413
Author:
Roth, Philip
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Read:
Silver, Ron
Performed by:
Silver, Ron
Performed:
Silver, Ron
Author:
Silver, Ron
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.30x5.38x.85 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
510

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Okay, here's what you do: You buy these CDs of Ron Silver reading Philip Roth's first-person pervo classic, Portnoy's Complaint. You jam a walkman full of these CDs into the head of a stuffed animal or taxidermied granny or something. Press play, and for the length of these CDs (eight-and-a-half hours), you will have a hilariously perverted friend talking at you.

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