"There's a passage in Portnoy's Complaint"

Portnoy's Complaint (1969) is a seminal novel by American writer Philip Roth (b.1933). It is written as a continuous monologue in which Alexander Portnoy confesses his sexual all to a psychoanalyst. On the front cover we read the following:

Portnoy's Complaint: A disorder in which strongly-felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longings, often of a perverse nature...

Thus is much of the subject and psychic matter of the book introduced. Philip Roth's other concern is with Jewish and American identity. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1997. A film of the novel was made in 1972.