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 ...
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 fur 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.
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This is and always will be my favorite growing up book. Portnoy is me except for the liver thing...
Great comedy that must not be missed.
May 24, 2013
This is an excellent book in every way - extremly funny and moving: a great read!
Dec 9, 2010
I enjoyed this hilarious book about a young Jewish boy struggling to come to terms with the facts of life. Perhaps a bit harsh for delicate readers. After finishing the book, I felt like writing a sequel about my own early life and sending it to Philip Roth. I realised, however, that there was nothing he could learn from me. His mastery of the language is simply brilliant.
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