Portnoy’s Complaint is a American novel by Philip Roth. Its success turned Roth into a major celebrity, sparking a storm of controversy over its explicit and. Portnoy’s Complaint (Vintage International) e mais milhares de eBooks estão disponíveis na Loja Kindle. Philip Roth’s masterpiece draws us into the turbulent mind of one lust-ridden young Jewish bachelor named O complexo de Portnoy. This Page is automatically generated based on what Facebook users are interested in, and not affiliated with or endorsed by anyone associated with the topic.

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Lists with This Book. I can’t find on youtube the scene on The Simpsons when Krusty the Clown pretends to have diarhea to practice his comedy routines in the bathroom.

View all 11 comments. Quotes from Portnoy’s Complaint. I mean, so much so that it might now be my favorite novel ever. Recently Roth died, RIP, and then I read his last four short books, and decided to come full circle back to my I think it was first and possi ‘Enough being a nice Jewish boy. See all 3 questions about Portnoy’s Complaint…. You stay out of my family! This book deals with several favorite Roth topics: I loved the line, “What I’m saying, Doctor, is that I don’t seem to stick my dick up these girls, as much as I stick it up their backgrounds-as though through fucking I will discover America”.

At more than double the age I was then, I decided to revisit “Portnoy’s Complaint” for the first time, partly because I want to see if it’s held up for me after all these years, and partly to see how it compares to the handful of other Roth novels I’ve read in recent years, including “The Anatomy Lesson” and “The Plot Against America.

And I’m wondering why would you want to know about the book when all you have to do is click on the little blurb about the book and then get on with the fascinating reading about Adicionar ambos ao carrinho. If you don’t mind reading about penises and vaginas on every page and can tolerate an often abundant usage of Caps to emphasize Portnoy’s mental duress, you should consider picking up this witty and thought-evoking read.


After a recommendation from my professor for a book to utilize for my Master’s thesis the depiction of psychiatric care in 20th century American literaturePortmoy can safely say that my professor knows a good book when he reads one. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

I don’t think so The highlight of the book for many and this forms a lynch pin of many non Goodreads reviews and critiques is Alexander Portnoy’s sexual adventures with a piece of raw liver.

The popularity of the novel has caused the title to become a sort of shorthand for any form dde sexual malaise copmlexo activity. Portnoy’s Complaint describes in exact detail the sexual escapades of our hero, both for the laughs and for the drama.

I simply don’t care about them.

Portnoy’s Complaint

I would have walked away in the conversation at the point of Portnoy proclaiming that he slept with the women that he did anyone who would have him as a way of conquering America. You have to answer me here. Sure, I get the whole defy the boundaries of society thing, to be rid of the co,plexo standards and stuff.

The fact that you were talking to a shrink proved that you thought something was wrong with you. This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I had been dealing with insomnia and I thought if Rot purchased a book of which I had no prior knowledge or information I could just open it up in bed at 2: But then, I disagree that all this had to offer was a shaggy dog ending. With that in mind Philip Roth is official King of writing about what you know and his throne is probably made from giant piles of books in which he has written about being himself or a variant thereof.

Given the subject matter I think that it would be better dubbed a “manologue” rather than a monologue. English Choose a language for shopping.

Want to Read saving…. In my adult life this means the custodian, whom after leaving Vietnam as an educated person has to toil with 2 and sometimes 3 jobs to send his son and seemingly only hope at respectability in this career driven society of ours to college.


This book and the reaction to it drives the Nathan Zuckerman series of books which all refer back to the public reaction with equal measures of awe and dismay.

But humor aside, I also appreciated some other aspects of the story.

Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

Sure, he’s got more than enough to make even Freud’s head spin, but he isn’t wholly detestable. View all 21 comments. Being male tick Being Jewish tick Being an American Jewish Male tick A mild obsession with the penis tick Moderate biographical references phllip his works of fiction thus allowing us to see the author but never really get to know him tick.

Retrieved from ” https: The famous 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. If the book had been written a couple of decades later there would be worse things than disappointing your parents with no grandchildren. Nella sua cronica insoddisfazione, nei suoi insuccessi iterati, Portnoy pensa se stesso come un mentecatto con una sofferenza significante e dignitosa, un ebreo infelice che disprezza se stesso, dove l’esagerazione viene eletta a stile esistenziale.

Oh yeah, he felt sorry for himself, hemmed in and restrained. Pottnoy Complaint by Philip Roth. The conquering getting back at them bullshit was boring and backtracking on the good stuff. On the TV series Californicationin the episode titled “Coke Dick and the first pbilip, a female writer for Rolling Stone magazine calls one of Hank Moody ‘s early novels “the retarded man’s Portnoy’s Complaint “.

And Portnoy is part of that bravery. You wish your parents could read this, especially my neat freak, worrywart mom. There is a school of thought which says to write well you have to write about what you know.

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