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    DescriptionWith a new Afterword by the author for the 25th Anniversary edition. "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" "Deliciously funny...absurd and exuberant, wild and uproarious... a brilliantly vivid reading experience."-- "New York Times Book Review"


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    Title
    Portnoy's Complaint
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Roth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 289
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 166 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679756453
    ISBN 10: 0679756450
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
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    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
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    LC classification: PS3568.O855 P67 1994
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books Inc
    Publication date
    29 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for "American Pastoral." In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 "The Plot Against America" received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004." Recently Roth received PEN's two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.
    Review quote
    "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"
    Flap copy
    Portnoy's Complaint "n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are plentiful; as a consequence of the patient's "morality," however, neither fantasy nor act issues in genuine sexual gratification, but rather in overriding feelings of shame and the dread of retribution, particularly in the form of castration.' (Spielvogel, O. "The Puzzled Penis," "Internationale Zeitschrift fur Psychoanalyse, Vol. XXIV, p. 909.) It is believed by Spielvogel that many of the symptoms can be traced to the bonds obtaining in the mother-child relationship. With a new Afterword by the author for the 25th Anniversary edition.