The Professor of Desire

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philip Roth

Narrated By: David Colacci

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: December 2009

Duration: 8 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

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 a 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

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