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Breast (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Philip Roth)

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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
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics, Literary
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Philip Roth
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 50267644
UPC: 9781501276309
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-0538

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