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Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

Jonathan Cape, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.

From the cover: “Alexander Portnoy is the Huck Finn of Newark, New Jersey, a representative man of his age who grew up in the ‘forties’, came of age in the ‘fifties’ and fell apart in the ‘sixties’. This is his self-lacerating and outrageously uninhabited confession to his analyst. Thrust forward by his compulsive sexuality, held back in the iron grip of his Jewish childhood, Portnoy is subject to almost unbearable conflict and it is conflict that creates both the momentous humour of the book and its torment.”


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