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5.0 out of 5 stars Here still, long after the last exquisite page.
Because I am a sucker for Roth and his innate intoxicating understanding of the human condition. I never question a single moment of any character he chooses to create. The potent character of Dr Kepesh, like an ex lover lingers still. I long to go back, know more, feel more, understand more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Roth's take on relationships in the modern world
Written in 1977, this is the second book by Philip Roth featuring David Kepesh, here a young man who is starting his career as a literature professor. As he pursues different women in different continents, the question always in his mind is if he should settle for marriage and love or for sex without commitment. A side trip to Prague is not only a homage to Kafka but one...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Roth's take on relationships in the modern world, 28 Nov. 2008
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Andres C. Salama (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Professor Of Desire (Paperback)
Written in 1977, this is the second book by Philip Roth featuring David Kepesh, here a young man who is starting his career as a literature professor. As he pursues different women in different continents, the question always in his mind is if he should settle for marriage and love or for sex without commitment. A side trip to Prague is not only a homage to Kafka but one of the best passages of the book. By the next installment of Kepesh in the Dying Animal, written almost a quarter century later, he is a man in his sixties, who has chosen to live without a commitment and therefore now feels lonely and vulnerable to young women. Roth's stream of consciousness style is sometimes infuriating but often illuminating about the conflict between love and desire after the sexual revolution. Reading Roth can help you develop a quite realistic understanding of many aspects of the contemporary world, even if you find such aspects quite appalling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Here still, long after the last exquisite page., 28 Jan. 2014
Because I am a sucker for Roth and his innate intoxicating understanding of the human condition. I never question a single moment of any character he chooses to create. The potent character of Dr Kepesh, like an ex lover lingers still. I long to go back, know more, feel more, understand more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deep and true, 3 Feb. 2001
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I have read most of Philip Roth's books and I come to each one with a feeling of dread that this time, maybe he won't live up to my ever climbing expectations. This book is however, as ever, truly exceptional. Deceptively simple, a story of one man and his relationships it manages to ring true and bring a depth to the characters, events and thoughts it raises that few other recent books I have read can match. Well no other philip roth books actually. Read it and enjoy.
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