The Professor Of Desire By Philip Roth - Roth’s male characters cannot keep it in their pants. Their lives are filled with sex, mostly adulterous sex, mostly sex with younger women. His titles alone suggest carnality (The Professor of Desire), physicality (The Anatomy Lesson), beastliness (The Dying Animal), ejaculation (The Human Stain) and straight-up sex (The Prague Orgy).. Robert McCrum: What made you return to David Kepesh, the hero of The Breast and The Professor of Desire? Philip Roth: The need, after three books, to move away from Nathan Zuckerman as a narrator.. The Conversion of the Jews [Philip Roth] Die Bekehrung der Juden: F lit. The Counterlife [Philip Roth] Gegenleben: F lit. The Breast [Philip Roth] Die Brust: F lit. The Humbling [Philip Roth] Die Demütigung: F lit. The Anatomy Lesson [Philip Roth] Die Anatomiestunde: F lit. The Dying Animal [Philip Roth] Das sterbende Tier: F lit. The Plot Against America [Philip Roth] Verschwörung gegen Amerika: F lit..
The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the protagonist, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book Kepesh fights with himself. Part of him wishes to give in to bodily desires, while the other part of him wants to be rational.. Philip Roth (1933-2018) was the award-winning author of Goodbye, Columbus, Portnoy’s Complaint, The Great American Novel, and the books that became known as the Zuckerman Trilogy (The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson), among many others. His honors include two National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, three PEN/Faulkner Awards, the Man Booker. As Philip Roth follows Kapesh from the domesticity of childhood out into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ménage à trois in London to the depths of loneliness in New York, Kapesh confronts the central dilemma of pleasure: how to make a truce between dignity and desire; and how to survive the ordeal of an unhallowed existence..
David Kepesh, an adventurous man of intelligence and feeling, tries to make his way to both pleasure and dignity through a world of sensual possibilities.. First edition of Roth’s third book in a series portraying the life of the fictional professor David Kapesh, preceded by The Breast (1971) and The Professor of Desire (1977). Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.. Bookmarks The Professor Of Desire : Philip Roth 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 R.
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