The Professor of Desire

The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth


As a scholar in university, David Kepesh types himself “a rake between students, a pupil between rakes.” Little does he become aware of how prophetic this motto will be―or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of adolescence into the gigantic wasteland of erotic risk, from a ménage a trois in London to the throes of loneliness in ny, he creates a supremely clever, affecting, and sometimes hilarious novel concerning the problem of delight: the place we search it; why we flee it; and the way we fight to make a truce among dignity and wish. “Philip Roth is a smart historian of recent eroticism. . . . [He] speaks of a sexuality that questions itself; it truly is nonetheless hedonism, however it is complicated, wounded, ironic hedonism. His is the unusual union of confession and irony. Infinitely susceptible in his sincerity and infinitely elusive in his irony.” ―Milan Kundera “A considerate . . . stylish novel. . . . an exceptional exhibit of literary skills.” ―The long island instances ebook overview

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