Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

The novel is a first-person narrative, a monologue by a young Jewish man, Alexander Portnoy, who is speaking to his psychoanalyst. He shares his struggles with his identity as a Jewish man in America, his sexual fantasies and frustrations, his complex relationship with his overbearing mother, and his experiences of guilt and shame. The book uses humor and frank language to explore themes of identity, sexuality, and the Jewish experience in America.

The 148th greatest book of all time


Published
1969
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
78,500
Original Language
English

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