The scandalous content of the book drove up its sales portnoys complaint sold over 400,000 copies in its first year of printing. The book was highly controversialloudly reviled and just as loudly praisedbut most importantly. Portnoys complaint has been first published in 1969. I was scrolling through goodreads and he roth was a suggested read. Major american novelist philip roth published portnoys complaint in 1969 to great critical acclaim and widespread public controversyit was banned in australia and several lawsuits were brought against the publisher, penguin.
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A disorder in which stronglyfelt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a. Portnoys complaint is not only the title of this novel, it is also the illness defined in an epigraph that precedes the book. Late novelist stunned readers in 1969 with novel centred around frank sexual confessions and. The novel tells the humorous monologue of a lustridden, motheraddicted young jewish bachelor, who. Portnoys complaint by philip roth pdf download ebookscart. Portnoys complaint was not philip roths first novel, but it was the one that turned him into a celebrity.
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