Philip Roth The Breast

ISBN 13: 9780140076790

The Breast

3.17 avg rating
( 3,673 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140076790: The Breast
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"A radical, complex, and moving book...the best example yet of Roth's astonishing prowess when he is at the top of his talent and control." —Ted Solotaroff, Esquire

"A new shock world of sensual possibility.... Need one say again that Roth is an admirable novelist who never steps twice into the same river?" —Anthony Burgess

"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

About the Author:

In 1997 Philip Roth won the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral. In 1998 he received the National Medal of Arts at the White House and in 2002 the highest award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal in Fiction. He has twice won the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has won the PEN/Faulkner Award three times. In 2005 The Plot Against America received the Society of American Historians’ Prize for “the outstanding historical novel on an American theme for 2003-2004.” Recently Roth received PEN’s two most prestigious awards: in 2006 the PEN/Nabokov Award and in 2007 the PEN/Bellow Award for achievement in American fiction. Roth is the only living American novelist to have his work published in a comprehensive, definitive edition by the Library of America. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and was later named the fourth recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780679749011: The Breast

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0679749012 ISBN 13:  9780679749011
Publisher: Vintage, 1994
Softcover

9780030037160: The Breast

Holt, ..., 1972
Hardcover

9780224008105: The Breast

Jonath..., 1973
Hardcover

9780099477518: The Breast

Vintage, 2006
Softcover

9780374516994: The Breast

Farrar..., 1982
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Philip Roth
Published by Penguin Books (1985)
ISBN 10: 0140076794 ISBN 13: 9780140076790
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140076794

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Philip Roth
ISBN 10: 0140076794 ISBN 13: 9780140076790
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # E-0140076794

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 94.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds