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Enough being a nice Jewish boy Let s put the id back in yid Alex PortnoyPortnoy s Complaint A disorder in which strongly felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings often of a perverse natureI have had a couple intense years of reading Roth rereading some but mostly reading much I had not read Recently Roth died RIP and then I read his last four short books and decided to come full circle back to my I think it was first and possibly the most read of his books Portnoy s Complaint which reads almost as if it were a joyous comic farce As with many other of his books it begins with a male boy character Alex who struggles mightily with his Jewish Newark working class identity and since he is a teenager specifically with his parents Roth as with most of his other books does not hide his character s sexual life instead he celebrates and then analyzes and sometimes problematizes it in all its Rabelaisian glory Portnoy s Complaint is sort of known as the Great American Novel of Teenaged Masturbation In this book Alex Portnoy is not at 14 having sex but he calls himself the Raskolnikov of jerking off and this is how the book comically opens focusing on this There is later a lot of sex in the book usually related humorously and for the time but probably still now for many shockingly explicit and what people used to call foul mouthed but it is clear his serious subject is what it means to be Jewish in America while making fun of himself he also satirizes his fellow Jews sometimes brutally The sex obsessed Portnoy is in this tale confessing to his analyst he is trying to figure out how to be Jewish or not in America exploring these issues through the various women Jews gentiles he is with The joy of sex the joys and madness of Jewish life and atheism all three topics are persistent themes in Roth across most of his work and are here from the very firstIt is 1969 and Portnoy s Complaint emerges after 2 3 fairly tame books from Roth in comparison on the explicitness scale that build his literary reputation and then this famously dirty book explodes pun intended sorry on to the literary scene getting him denounced by Jewish leaders and community becomeing an instant bestseller and critical smash The world or at least America is going through a sexual revolution Freedom man stop getting hung up on all this religious repression and just Let Go Love the one you re with Alex was a top student and is at the time is telling the tale to his therapist 33 a good liberal working for Mayor John Lindsay but is still lost personally He struggles especially in his relationships with women How can such a once good Jewish boy like him get so screwed up Maybe it s the endless screwingThe book tacks back and forth between Alex the masturbator at 14 and Alex the sadly madly lost sexual libertine at 33 a case of arrested development one of many many Roth books that would seem to take a look at sex and mortality and cultural identity To be sexual is for Roth or is it just many of his main male characters to be fully alive while to have that denied is a form of living death And yet it sometimes seems to be killing him even as he obsesses about what it means to be Jewish and an atheist in AmericaThe book begins with a funny look at Alex s upbringing by a set of neurotic Jewish parents domineering mother Sophie nebbish father where the only thing he seems to have control over is his penis Fast forward to age 33 where he is alone childless serial dating various goyish blond women He seems to want to rid himself of his Jewish identity But then in Davenport Iowa he discovers his discomfort with Midwestern Christian America too as he visits his girlfriend s family over the holidays He doesn t want that life either Later in the book he pursues an Israeli Jew will it be better in Israel with a real Jew Nope It s like a dialectical narrative going back in forth between being anguished over his cultural background not wanting to be a traditional Jew and not wanting to be mistreated as a Jew But remember this is like Salinger s Catcher a therapy session so we are not supposed to see this solely as an affirmation of Alex Alex is sex crazy at 33 and all around pretty crazy Portnoy s Complaint I thought was still very funny in my second reading of it decades later though it may have been knocked down a peg from my list of Roth s absolute greats such as the American trilogy though still I would say it is in the top seven or eight but it is a manic often hilarious sometimes tiring series of rants interspersed with comic Yiddishisms a monologue a confession from a seemingly arrogant sometimes clearly self deprecating lost soul creating one of the great literary characters of the twentieth century still a source of shock and outrage and humor still a dirty book and very much a literary accomplishment Dao De Jing is trust thru life by his unappeasable sexuality yet held back at. 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  • Hardcover
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  • Portnoy's Complaint
  • Philip Roth
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 9780394441986