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Publisher's 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 trios 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.
©1994 Philip Roth (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A thoughtful...elegant novel....A fine display of literary skills." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"Ranks among the major achievements in the literature of our time." ( Village Voice)
"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)
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By Enrique on 03-04-13

Excellent

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I woul.
He gets deeply into men`s sexuality

What other book might you compare The Professor of Desire to and why?

The dying animal by same author, sort of the same problematic.-

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By John on 03-23-12

Boring

A boring book, redeemed only by the quality of the writing. A waste of time.

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