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Sabbaths Theater Philip Roth

Sabbaths Theater

Philip Roth

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ISBN : 9783446187658
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Mickey Sabbath, the hero in Sabbaths Theater, the winner of the 1995 National Book Award, makes a concerted effort to be bad. Like Alexander Portnoy, the famously self-abusing character in Roths 1969 novel Portnoys Complaint, Sabbath has anMoreMickey Sabbath, the hero in Sabbaths Theater, the winner of the 1995 National Book Award, makes a concerted effort to be bad. Like Alexander Portnoy, the famously self-abusing character in Roths 1969 novel Portnoys Complaint, Sabbath has an appetite for acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus. But while Portnoys antics were usually comical and liberating, Sabbath often feels imprisoned by his own acts of self-indulgence. Though his frantic pursuit of sex is a desperate attempt to abate his anxieties about death, it only serves to obliterate any semblance of real life he could have had.