Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

What’s this?! A Classic Couple post?! After SO MANY MOONS OF ABSENCE?!?! I’m so excited to be back with this feature because it’s one of my absolute favorites. I have such a soft spot for classic lit and even though there are certainly some problematic beans out there (I’m looking at you, male-dominated white western… Continue reading A Classic Couple: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT

Books

Thoughts on a Semester of Reading Roth

Everyone at my college is required to take a senior seminar in their major in order to graduate, and mine happened to be a class solely dedicated to reading the texts of Philip Roth. My professor decided to focus on Roth in light of the author unfortunately passing away in May of 2018. We were… Continue reading Thoughts on a Semester of Reading Roth

Books, Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Masturbation Madness?

As I mentioned in my review of Roth's Goodbye, Columbus collection, I'm currently taking senior seminar that solely focuses on Philip Roth. A few weeks ago I was assigned to read his 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint, and I have some thoughts.  Portnoy's Complaint is essentially one man's long tirade about sex to his therapist. He starts by recounting his early… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Masturbation Madness?