Signed Limited First Edition of Portnoy's Complaint

  • Portnoy’s Complaint.
  • Portnoy's Complaint.

Portnoy’s Complaint.


Item Number: 14064

New York: Random House, 1969.

Signed limited first edition. Octavo, original cloth. One of 600 numbered copies signed by Philip Roth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The slipcase is in fine condition.

Along with Saul Bellow's Herzog, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint defined Jewish American literature in the 1960s. Roth's masterpiece takes place on the couch of a psychoanalyst, an appropriate jumping-off place for an insanely comical novel about the Jewish American experience. Roth has written several great books--Goodbye, Columbus and When She Was Good among them, but it is perhaps Portnoy's Complaint for which he is best known. "Philip Roth has the fineset eye for the details of American life since Sinclair Lewis" (Stanley Edgar Hyman).

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