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The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth, David Colacci (Performed by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/15/1994)
Compact Disc (12/1/2011)
Compact Disc (12/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/18/2015)
Paperback (10/1/1995)
MP3 CD (12/1/2009)


As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes." Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be--or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a m nage trois in London to the throes of loneliness in New York, he creates a supremely intelligent, affecting, and often hilarious novel about the dilemma of pleasure: where we seek it; why we flee it; and how we struggle to make a truce between dignity and desire.

"Philip Roth is a great historian of modern eroticism. . . . He] speaks of a sexuality that questions itself; it is still hedonism, but it is problematic, wounded, ironic hedonism. His is the uncommon union of confession and irony. Infinitely vulnerable in his sincerity and infinitely elusive in his irony." --Milan Kundera

"A thoughtful . . . elegant novel. . . . A fine display of literary skills." --The New York Times Book Review

Brilliance Corporation, 9781455847822

Publication Date: December 1, 2011