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The Breast.

Roth, Philip.

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ISBN 10: 0224008102 / ISBN 13: 9780224008105
Published by New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston., 1972
Condition: Good Hardcover
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8vo. 78 pp. Very Good, Maroon Cloth, Dust Jacket with rubbing, small tear & minor edge wear; sun-fading on covers; shelf wear. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 15-2967

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Title: The Breast.

Publisher: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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"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

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