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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Compre os itens selecionados juntos Este item: Enviado de e vendido por Amazon. O complexo de Portnoy. Comece a foth Portnoy’s Complaint no seu Kindle em menos de um minuto. Detalhes do produto Capa comum: Reprint 20 de setembro de Idioma: Seja o primeiro a avaliar este item Lista de mais vendidos da Amazon: With a new Afterword by the author for the 25th Anniversary edition. He’s morally brave, he’s politically brave.

And Portnoy is part of that bravery. Roth is vibrantly talented Compartilhe seus pensamentos complxeo outros clientes. Ed admit that this book was a random purchase. I had been dealing with insomnia and I thought if I purchased a book of which I had no prior knowledge or information I could just open it up in bed at 2: I ended up laughing out loud and waking my wife. This is my second go-around with Philip Roth.


My first read was ‘Ghost Writer’ for a Holocaust literature course. 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 literatureI can safely say that my professor knows a good book when he reads one. Alexander Portnoy is, at times, completely annoying, yet there is something in his complaint that evokes a degree of sympathy and, for some, empathy. Sure, he’s got more than enough to make even Freud’s head spin, but he isn’t wholly detestable.

Roth writes this character so convincingly that I imagine the Doctor’s reactions as he is sitting there listening to Portnoy ramble on. The issues involved in growing up Jewish dominate the novel, but there are multiple fascinating themes co-occurring as Portnoy’s story develops.

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. I bought this as a gift for a young friend. Read a few pages and realized that it was no longer anything I’d want to reread.

Still, Philip Roth is one of my top 5 favorite authors. This is a book that was considered scandalous when it came out. It actually mentioned masturbation, more than once The literary device is that the whole book is a one-sided conversation with Portnoy’s psychiatrist.

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This allows the airing of some pretty intimate details and hangups without seeming gratuitous to most people. The book is also funny but requires some appreciation of the humor and pathos of the ethnic background, which should be no problem since the entertainment industry has been heavily influenced by jewish humor and verbal style.


The “story” keeps the readers interest. My “review” is more of an impression or opinion than a full review, but there are several available I’m sure. Not since Catch have I read a book that could be so emotionally moving and so utterly hilarious to read. Roth’s style is amazingly addictive, so that you feel like you have to keep reading to see what bizarre things happens next.

The main character of this story, Alexander Portnoy, is one of the most relatable characters I’ve read.

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At his core, he is a teenager in rebellion against his overbearing parents, trying to reconcile the societal pressure he feels to live up philipp their standards with a desire to have fun. Everyone has been Alexander Portnoy at one point in their lives. It’s in the ridiculous ways that Alex tries to rebel that give this book it’s edge.

Let it not be said that Phillip Roth is a shy writer. Portnoy’s Complaint describes in exact detail the sexual escapades of our hero, both for the laughs and for the drama.

While they aren’t for everyone, I couldn’t stop laughing and ;hilip. I recommend this book to anyone, especially college students going out into the world. Formas de pagamento aceitas: Rastreie seus pedidos recentes. Visualizar ou modificar seus pedidos em sua conta.