The Resource Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai, (electronic resource)

Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai, (electronic resource)

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Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness
Title
Promiscuous
Title remainder
Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Avishai
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
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MiAaPQ
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Avishai, Bernard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
P6733 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lebowitz, Brian E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roth, Philip
  • Satire, American
  • Jews in literature
Summary expansion
The publication of Portnoys Complaint in 1969 provoked instant, powerful reactions.It blasted Philip Roth into international fame, subjected him to unrelenting personal scrutiny and conjecture, and shocked legions of readers some delighted, others appalled. Portnoy and other main characters became instant archetypes, and Roth himself became a touchstone for conflicting attitudes toward sexual liberation, Jewish power, political correctness, Freudian language, and bourgeois disgust. What about this book inspired Richard Lacayo of Time to describe it as a literary instance of shock and awe, and the Modern Library to list it among the 100 best English-language novels of the twentieth century?Bernard Avishai offers a witty exploration of Roths satiric masterpiece, based on the prolific novelist's own writings, teaching notes, and personal interviews. In addition to discussing the books timing, rhetorical gambit, and sheer virtuousity, Avishai includes a chapter on the Jewish community's outrage over the book and how Roth survived it, and another on the authors scorching treatment of psychoanalysis. Avishai shows that Roths irreverent novel left us questioning who, or what, was the object of the satire. Hilariously, it proved the serious ways we construct fictions about ourselves and others
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Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (224 p.)
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online
Isbn
9780300178111
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computer
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000184067
  • (StDuBDS)AH24487054
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3420841
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000184067
Label
Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (224 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300178111
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000184067
  • (StDuBDS)AH24487054
  • (SSID)ssj0000647303
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11434966
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000647303
  • (PQKBWorkID)10593594
  • (PQKB)10861126
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3420841
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000184067

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