The Dying Animal by Philip Roth

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  • Title: The Dying Animal
  • Author: Philip Roth
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: 05/01/01
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780547344010


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David Kepesh is white-haired and over sixty, an eminent TV tradition critic and star lecturer at a New York school, when he meets Consuela Castillo, a decorous, well-mannered pupil of twenty-four, the daughter of rich Cuban exiles, who promptly places his life into erotic dysfunction. Because the sexual revolution of the 1960s, when he left his spouse and baby, Kepesh has experimented with dwelling what he calls an “emancipated manhood,” past the attain of household or a mate. Over time he has refined that exuberant decade of protest and license into an orderly life wherein he’s each unimpeded on the earth of eros and studiously dedicated to his aesthetic pursuits. However the youth and fantastic thing about Consuela, “a masterpiece of volupté” undo him fully, and a maddening sexual possessiveness transports him to the depths of deforming jealousy. The carefree erotic journey evolves, over eight years, right into a story of grim loss. What’s astonishing is how a lot of America’s post-sixties sexual panorama is encompassed in THE DYING ANIMAL. As soon as once more, with unmatched facility, Philip Roth entangles the destiny of his characters with the social forces that form our every day lives. And there’s no character who can inform us more about the best way we dwell with need now than David Kepesh, whose earlier incarnations as a sexual being have been chronicled by Roth in THE BREAST and THE PROFESSOR OF DESIRE. A piece of passionate immediacy in addition to a putting exploration of attachment and freedom, THE DYING ANIMAL is intellectually daring, forcefully candid, wholly of our time, and completely with out precedent–a story of sexual discovery informed about himself by a person of seventy, a narrative concerning the energy of eros and the very fact of loss of life


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