*~*NY: Random House, 1969, True first edition, first printing copy. Stated "First Printing" on copyright page. A nice clean book, used, but still in very good condition, has its original $6.95 dust jacket accompanying the book. This book has no markings within such as underlines, notes or highlighting, book binding is tight, and pages are clean. This is a hardcover edition copy. If you have questions, please contact us here. We offer an unconditional 100% Money-back Guarantee! if you do not want the item for any reason. All return are accepted *~*. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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 für 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Product Description: " . . . [a] comic masterpiece, a glittering virtuoso performance. It is laughing-out-loud funny . . ." - Wall Street JournalUnabridged on audio, read by Ron Silver and directed by the author, Philip Roth
Portnoy's Complaint is the famously outrageous confession made to his analyst by Alexander Portnoy, the Huck Finn of Newark, who is trust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back at the same time by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood. Thirty years after it was first published, Portnoy's Complaint remains a classic of American literature, a tour de force of comic and carnal brilliance, and probably the funniest book about sex ever written. It was recently designated one of the hundred best books of the twentieth century by the Modern Library judges."An American masterpiece." -Life
Title: Portnoy's Complaint Roth, Philip
Binding: Jan 12, 1969
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0394441982I5N00
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Book club edition. Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 515168497
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in acceptable condition. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 716236960
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Sixth printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 716237045
Book Description A Forward Movement Miniature Book. Book Condition: Like New. has slight rubbing rest is new miniture book. Bookseller Inventory # 15886
Book Description Random House, 1969. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In Spring a Young Man's Fancy Lightly turns to thoughts of guilt . especially if that man is Alexander Portnoy. Hailed as "one of the two or three funniest works in American fiction" (Chicago Sun-Times), this scalpel-sharp satire dissects the modern American Jewish family with no mercy, as the tortured title character delivers his "complaint" in the form of a confession to his psychiatrist. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0394441982
Book Description Random House, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0394441982
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97803944419863.0
Book Description Random House. Book Condition: collectable very good. THIS IS A FOURTH PRINTING 1969 EDITION IT IS CLEAN AND UNMARKED THE DUST COVER HAS ONE TEAR AND ONE NICK 1969 EDITION COPYRIGHT. Bookseller Inventory # 15800
Book Description Random House. Book Condition: collectable very good +. the 1969 hardcover edition book is clean and u nmarked the dust cover corners are worn and a little bumping on the corners. Bookseller Inventory # 15801