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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,141 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Roth Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 trois 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. “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 Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Graf | 2/18/2014

    " David Kepesh, Professor of Literature and lover of raw sex, just can't seem to find it and keep it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/16/2014

    " The man can write, but almost glib and at times aimless accounting of sexual progress which sometimes intersects with mating, but never partnership. Marriage becomes misery. Finally finds a woman he loves with something like reciprocity. He hovers near the feeling of sufficiency and pleasure in not yearning for the mythical 'more', only to anguish over the temporality of it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cynthia Robinson | 1/30/2014

    " I'm drowning sweetly in these words. I'm not even being romantic about this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris | 1/28/2014

    " Yes, I do like Philip Roth. "

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