This title concerns 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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"Philip Roth's gift for fantasy, his superb dialogue, his ability to evoke places and atmospheres, makes Portnoy's Complaint at once hilariously, scandalously funny and deeply moving" (Philip French Financial Times)
"Alexander Portnoy is a great comic character. He is going to be for many readers what his mother was for him: The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met" (Julian Mitchell New Statesman)
"A hysterically funny monologue which has already added a new prototype to American literature... Anyone who can recall anything of the awesome mystery and humiliating farce of growing up will find this book compulsive reading. And it is blessedly, extremely funny" (Tony Tanner Spectator)
"If it doesn't make you laugh, you may have lost your sense of humour" ( Week)
"Scabrous language and fantastic comic energy" ( Jewish Renaissance)
'The most outrageously funny book about sex yet written' Guardian
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Book Description Vintage, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099466864