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

Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai

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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
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Bernard Avishai
Title variation
Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness
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Language
eng
Summary
The publication of Portnoy's 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 Roth's satiric masterpiece, based on the prolific novelist's own writings, teaching notes, and personal interviews. In addition to discussing the book's timing, rhetorical gambit, and sheer virtuousity, Avishai includes a chapter on the Jewish community's outrageover the book and how Roth survived it, and another on the author's scorching treatment of psychoanalysis. Avishai shows that Roth's 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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Avishai, Bernard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.O855
LC item number
P6733 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Roth, Philip
  • Satire, American
  • Jews in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Jews in literature
  • Satire, American
Label
Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue, Teaching notes -- A novel in the form of a confession : the enigma of Portnoy, who is not Roth -- Really icky : Portnoy as satirist -- "The best kind" : Portnoy as the object of satire -- Punch line : psychoanalysis as the object of satire -- Conclusion, You are not true
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793206893
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1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300178111
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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  • 360109
  • 22573/ctt11369x
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(OCoLC)793206893
Label
Promiscuous : Portnoy's complaint and our doomed pursuit of happiness, Bernard Avishai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue, Teaching notes -- A novel in the form of a confession : the enigma of Portnoy, who is not Roth -- Really icky : Portnoy as satirist -- "The best kind" : Portnoy as the object of satire -- Punch line : psychoanalysis as the object of satire -- Conclusion, You are not true
Control code
793206893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300178111
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 360109
  • 22573/ctt11369x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793206893

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