Roth, Philip The Professor Of Desire

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The Professor Of Desire

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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 ménage à 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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"A thoughtful...elegant novel...A fine display of literary skills" New York Times Book Review "No one writing can juggle the somber and the ludicrous more adroitly than Roth" The Time "Philip Roth is a great historian of modern eroticism" Milan Kundera "A profound and commanding book... There is great beauty in it, humanity and tenderness" Sunday Telegraph "He writes so well. His prose is both elegant and furious. It can be witty, tender and brutal in a single paragraph" -- Melvyn Bragg

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A deceptively simple story that raises profound questions about love and loss.

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