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Book Description
London, Jonathan Cape, 1969. 1st Edition. Near fine hardback covers in a very good to near fine dust jacket. Warpper has some production wrinkling on the front panel. Contents fine. Not price-clipped.
Dealer Notes
Portnoy's Complaint is a 1969 American novel by Philip Roth. Its success turned Roth into a major celebrity, sparking a storm of controversy over its explicit and candid treatment of sexuality, including detailed depictions of masturbation using various props including a piece of liver. The novel tells the humorous monologue of "a lust-ridden, mother-addicted young Jewish bachelor," who confesses to his psychoanalyst in "intimate, shameful detail, and coarse, abusive language." Many of its characteristics (such as comedic prose, themes of sexual desire and sexual frustration, and a self-conscious literariness) went on to become Roth trademarks.
Author Philip Roth
Date 1969
Binding Cloth
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very good
Pages 274

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