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PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

There are two voices in Portnoy's Complaint, Philip Roth's quasi-autobiographical tour de force, though both voices are the voices of the hero. The truer one is best represented by the remarkable section called "Jewish Blues." Here the theme is adolescent rage, middle class New Jersey misery, and filial ambivalence ("a Jewish man with parents alive is a 15-year-old boy, and will remain a 15-year ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vit Babenco - Goodreads

Some spend their young years learning and some spend their young years masturbating. Well, maybe it's some sort of rehearsing as well. “Dreams? If only they had been! But I don't need dreams, Doctor ... Read full review

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