The Professor of Desire

Philip Roth (Author)
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Description

Professor of Desire follows David Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a menage a trois in London to the throes of loneliness in New York. Roth 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.

Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
March 15, 1994
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679749004
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About the Author

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians' Prize for "the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004." Roth received PEN's two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize. He died in 2018.

Reviews

"Ranks among the major achievements in the literature of our time." --Village Voice

"No one writing can juggle the somber and the ludicrous more adroitly than Roth." --Time

"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