We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
The Professor of Desire | [Philip Roth]

The Professor of Desire

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.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.4 (32 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
3.9 (15 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (15 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Enrique Chile 03-04-13
    Enrique Chile 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.-


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results
Sort by:
  • John
    HIGH WYCOMBE, United Kingdom
    3/23/12
    Overall
    "Boring"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.