The Breast

The Breast

Philip Roth


Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to discover that he has been reworked. yet the place Kafka’s protagonist became a massive beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth’s richly conceived fable has develop into a 155-pound girl breast. What follows is a deliriously humorous but touching exploration of the entire implications of Kepesh’s metamorphosis—a bold, heretical booklet that brings us head to head with the intrinsic strangeness of intercourse and subjectivity. “The Breast is brilliant . . . creative and sane and intensely humorous. The trick that's the center of the booklet is very good . . . and wealthy with meaning.”—John Gardner, the recent York instances ebook evaluation “Hilarious, severe, visionary, logical, sexual-philosophical; the finishing amazes—the shaggy dog story takes 3 steps past savagery and satire and becomes a sublimeness of pity. One understands while one is interpreting anything that might completely input the culture.”—Cynthia Ozick

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