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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Portnoy's Complaint (original 1969; edition 1994)

by Philip Roth

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Title:Portnoy's Complaint
Authors:Philip Roth
Info:Vintage (1994), Edition: international, Paperback, 289 pages
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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth (1969)


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The fact that this novel is considered controversial is the greatest recommendation that I can give. ( )
  SnowcatCradle | Jan 2, 2017 |
I really hated Philip Roth's novel "Portnoy's Complaint." I really didn't care for this whiny narrator, his obsession with sex and his mommy issues. I can't find anything redeeming to say about it at all -- so I'm moving on after having read a little more than half. ( )
  amerynth | Nov 15, 2016 |
i laughed and enjoyed the read, but philip roth is a crass writer. dont get me wrong. he is a great writer, but high-minded he is not. if you are looking for humor and intelligence, this will be a good read. i enjoyed it, but hesitate to recommend it. ( )
  Yazim.Hakim | Nov 9, 2016 |
Joven judío pajillero. Muy divertido ( )
1 vote aliolica | Jun 24, 2016 |
"Naked Lunch" without the drugs, and as written by a fifteen year-old. ( )
  Sandydog1 | Jun 11, 2016 |
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Along with Saul Bellow's Herzog, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint defined Jewish American literature in the 1960s. Roth's masterpiece takes place on the couch of a psychoanalyst, an appropriate jumping-off place for an insanely comical novel about the Jewish American experience. Roth has written several great books--Goodbye, Columbus and When She Was Good among them, but it is perhaps Portnoy's Complaint for which he is best known.

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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.… (more)

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