Portnoys Complaint

Roth, Philip

£8.99

Here is the confession of Alexander Portnoy, who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood.

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‘The most outrageously funny book about sex written’ Guardian

Portnoy’s Complaint n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933-)]:A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature.

Portnoy’s Complaint tells the tale of young Jewish lawyer Alexander Portnoy and his scandalous sexual confessions to his psychiatrist.

As narrated by Portnoy, he takes the reader on a journey through his childhood to adolescence to present day while articulating his sexual desire, frustration and neurosis in shockingly candid ways.

Hysterically funny and daringly intimate, Portnoy’s Complaint was an immediate bestseller upon its publication and elevated Roth to an international literary celebrity.

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Weight 192 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

274

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K