The Breast

The Breast

3.16 (3,540 ratings by Goodreads)
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Like a latter-day Gregor Samsa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a 155-pound female breast. What follows is a deliriously funny yet touching exploration of the full implications of Kepesh's metamorphosis--a daring, heretical book that brings us face to face with the intrinsic strangeness of sex and subjectivity.

"The Breast is terrific . . . inventive and sane and very funny. The trick which is the heart of the book is brilliant . . . and rich with meaning." --John Gardner, The New York Times Book Review

"Hilarious, serious, visionary, logical, sexual-philosophical; the ending amazes--the joke takes three steps beyond savagery and satire and turns into a sublimeness of pity. One knows when one is reading something that will permanently enter the culture." --Cynthia Ozick
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 133 x 178 x 38mm | 91g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1501276301
  • 9781501276309
  • 1,594,016

Rating details

3,540 ratings
3.16 out of 5 stars
5 11% (379)
4 25% (887)
3 40% (1,431)
2 18% (642)
1 6% (201)
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