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THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In 1972, 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 Swedish ... Read full review

Review: The Professor of Desire

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Vern Wiessner

Can the provisions of sexual desire ultimately lead to happiness? 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 reflecting on the ramifications of his personal history. David Kepesh has only two ... Read full review

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