|Plot Summary of The Professor of Desire|
|"THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE is a novel published in 1977.
David Kepesh is a professor of literature obsessed by the idea of Desire, in novels as well as in his own personal life. Just after his college years, he enjoyed in Europe, in the company of two swedish girls, all the degrees of a free sexuality. As a young professor, he met a blonde beauty with a mysterious past spent in Asia and married her. But the desire slowly died and a depressive divorced Kepesh began a years long psychanalysis. Will he be ready to accept the fact that Desire cannot last forever on the day he makes the acquaintance of the perfect woman for him ?
As usual with Philip Roth, witty and terribly accurate."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Professor of Desire|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- boatload of casual sex without love
Life of a profession:
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Kind of sex:
- really kinky sex!!!!
Battle with a psychiatrist
Taboo sex story?
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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