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Bernard Avishai

Bernard Avishai is adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University and author of three books including The Hebrew Republic and articles for Harper’s, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review and other publications.
Promiscuous – a Biography of Portnoy’s Complaint
Portnoy’s Complaint provoked instant, powerful reactions when first published in 1969 and it retains an enduring hold over the imagination today. It blasted Philip Roth into international fame, subjected him to unrelenting personal scrutiny and conjecture, and shocked legions of readers — some delighted, others appalled. The book gave new meaning to the words “liver”, “couch” and “shrink”. Alexander Portnoy and other main characters became instant archetypes, an...