Existential Kepesh and the Facticity of Existential Roth: The Breast, The Professor of Desire, and The Dying Animal

@article{Duban2017ExistentialKA,
  title={Existential Kepesh and the Facticity of Existential Roth: The Breast, The Professor of Desire, and The Dying Animal},
  author={James Duban},
  journal={Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas},
  year={2017},
  volume={15},
  pages={369 - 390}
}
Abstract:The article argues that Philip Roth's Kepesh saga — The Breast (1972), The Professor of Desire (1997), and The Dying Animal (2001) — dramatically morphs, with regard to sexuality and imaginative flight, Sartre's account, in Being and Nothingness (L'être et le néant, 1943), of the origins and possibilities of consciousness and their relation to desire. Indeed, desire, the dominant theme of Roth's trilogy, corresponds to Sartrian outlooks on transcendent possibility or existential… CONTINUE READING

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