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This book is sick in more ways than one and for all the right reasons. Roth faced a hailstorm of publicity (both good and bad) after the publication of this sexual novel that still holds up well on the cringe factor. I sometimes feel guilty laughing at this book, but not enough to stop me from multiple rereads.
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Vintage edition of Philip Roth's classic, where Alexander Portnoy is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood. 'The most outrageously funny book about sex yet written' "Guardian".

Synopsis:

Philip Roth's bestselling novel, which takes the form of a monologue featuring the confession of a comic character who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet at the same time held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.

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ISBN:
9780099399018
Author:
ROTH, PHILIP
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Vintage Books
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
19950316
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
198 x 126 in.

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Product details 288 pages Vintage, - English 9780099399018 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This book is sick in more ways than one and for all the right reasons. Roth faced a hailstorm of publicity (both good and bad) after the publication of this sexual novel that still holds up well on the cringe factor. I sometimes feel guilty laughing at this book, but not enough to stop me from multiple rereads.

"Synopsis" by , Philip Roth's bestselling novel, which takes the form of a monologue featuring the confession of a comic character who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet at the same time held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.
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