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The professor of desire

Philip Roth

The professor of desire

by Philip Roth

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (N.Y.),
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • College teachers -- Fiction,
    • Kepesh, David (Fictitious character) -- Fiction,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction,
    • London (England) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPhilip Roth.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ4.R8454 Pr 1978, PS3568.O855 Pr 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination263 p. ;
      Number of Pages263
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4292635M
      ISBN 100224015656
      LC Control Number78320281

      The Professor of Desire (Book): Roth, Philip: 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 ménage à trois in London to the throes of. It can be witty, tender and brutal in a single paragraph -- Melvyn Bragg A thoughtful, even gentle, stylistically elegant novel about the paradox of male desire, that lacerating passion which may lead to happiness but cannot survive it * New York Times Book Review * Philip Roth is a great historian of modern eroticism * Milan Kundera * Read more.

      the professor of desire By Philip Roth. hilip Roth's 10th book is a thoughtful, even gentle, stylistically elegant novel about the paradox of male desire, that lacerating sexual passion which may. In , 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 temptation. Believing that "my desire is desire, it is not to be belittled or despised," young David uses his literature-in-London grant to become a "visiting fellow in erotic daredevilry" in the.

      The Professor of Desire audiobook, by Philip Roth 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 3/5. The novella, the first book published by Philip Roth, explores issues of both class and Jewish assimilation into American culture. It won the National Book Award in What other book might you compare The Professor of Desire to and why? The dying animal by .


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The Professor of Desire: A Novel and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Cited by: The Professor of Desire is a book that works for me because its protagonist, David, attempts to answer the questions that can hound, often subconsciously, readers of serious fiction, or readers of books that examine desire, love, and sex.

David himself is dogged by these questions as he jumps (or, rather, slowly enters) new relationships with women/5. The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking Hardcover – May 9, /5(41).

The Professor and the Parson is a witty and charming portrait of eccentricity, extraordinary narcissism, and a life as wild and unlikely as any in fiction. Motivated not by money but by a desire for prestige, Peters lied, stole, and cheated his way to academic positions 4/5(4).

The Professor of Desire - Kindle edition by Roth, Philip. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Professor of Desire/5(29).

About The Professor of Desire. As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes." Little does he realize how. Free download or read online The Professor Of Desire pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Philip Roth. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, novels story are David Kepesh,/5. The Professor of Desire is the troublingly affecting novel about the dilemmas of desire that prompted Milan Kundera to proclaim Roth “a great historian of modern eroticism.” LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant s: 2.

The Professor of Desire follows the life of David Kepesh, who narrates his story in the present tense and the first person. As a child, David lives at the Hungarian Royale, which is the hotel and resort owned and operated by his parents.

In college, he aspires at first to be an actor, but then he turns his attention to the study of literature.

Philip Roth's The Professor of Desire is the story of an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling trying to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities. Temptation comes to him in both ordinary and spectacular forms, and the novel charts the history of his desire from the early years, when he accedes to it totally, to the time when he attempts to domesticate his passions (and Cited by: The Professor of Desire is the second in a trilogy of Kepesh novels; the other two novels are The Breast() and The Dying Animal ().

While he is brilliant when it comes to literature, David Kepesh lacks understanding when it comes to by: The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth - AbeBooks. TPOD is an engrossing book but ultimately very sad, with Kepesh identifying dynamics in his life that resemble the literature of Chekov--where characters are quietly unsatisfied--and Kafka--where a blocked and distorted sexuality often energizes the narrative.

Says the professor of desire: "And this life I love and have hardly gotten to know!Reviews: It is hard to describe this book, and I don't think the tagline does it any favours - the defrocking isn't really that scandalous, and desire is by no means the main motive. But as a look into academia, and how the system can go wrong, it is interesting, and as an account of a person who keeps making bigger and bigger gambles, This is a deeply /5.

The professor in Philip Roth's PROFESSOR OF DESIRE David Kepesh explores that question and its implications in this witty and erudite novel that begins, quite literally, with a hilarious display of "bathroom" humor and ends with the pathos of a man. The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth is certainly worth the read. It continues to explore the sexuality that is developed in Portnoys Complaint but does so on a more intricate, complex and sophisticated level. In a word, more maturely in both style and substance.5/5(1).

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The professor of desire. [Philip Roth] -- David Kapesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. The professor of desire. [Philip Roth] -- A chronicle of the passion and desire of David Kepesh and of his endeavors, from adolescent accession to middle-aged ebb, to realize and sustain erotic happiness and domestic security--Novelist.

Like a latter-day, Gregor Smasa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed.

But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a pound female breast.Inthe 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 temptation.

Believing that my desire is desire, it is not to be belittled or despised, young David uses his literature-in-London grant to become a visiting fellow in erotic daredevilry in the Swedish.I very much enjoyed "The Professor of Desire." It seems to me that it is one of the more perceptive works to be found in Roth's early oeuvre.

Perhaps it even marks a transition for him. David Kepesh struggles with the way in which his desires and inclinations grate against his conscience and often prevent him from attending to his obligations/5(7).