Thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality and at the same time held back by the iron grip of his childhood, Alexander Portnoy is one of Philip Roth's most intriguing and hilarious characters. "A deliciously funny book, absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious."--"The New York Times."
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"Roth is the bravest writer in the United States. He's morally brave, he's politically brave. And Portnoy is part of that bravery." --Cynthia Ozick, "Newsday "Deliciously funny...absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious... a brilliantly vivid reading experience."--"New York Times Book Review "Simply one of the two or three funniest works in American fiction." --"Chicago Sun-Times "Touching as well as hilariously lewd.... Roth is vibrantly talented...as marvelous a mimic and fantasist as has been produced by the most verbal group in human history." --Alfred Kazin, "New York Review of Books "From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Publisher:
'The most outrageously funny book about sex yet written' Guardian
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Book Description Penguin, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140055215