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Philip Roth: A Counterlife (Oxford University Press), by Ira Nadel

Philip Roth sparked widespread notoriety with his novel of lust-ridden sexual frustration, Portnoy’s Complaint (1969)—and complaint was the operative word. Early on, biographer Ira Nadel quotes Roth on Portnoy: he wasn’t a character, the novelist explained, “he was an explosion, and I wasn’t finished exploding…”. Roth was a writer when...
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