The Professor of Desire
Vintage, 1995 - 263 pages
As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself 'a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes'. Little does he realise how prophetic this motto will be - or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of his childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a menage 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.
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THE PROFESSOR OF DESIREUser Review - Kirkus
In 1972, the mature David Kepesh told us how he turned into The Breast, but here are his earlier, less symbolic guises—child of the Borscht Belt, scholar of Chekhov and Kafka, and wrestler with ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - realbigcat - LibraryThing
I have read a lot of Philp Roth and I very much like his books. I'm not sure I liked this one as well as most of the others I have read. It's quite obvious when reading the literary talent that Roth ... Read full review