The Breast by Philip Roth [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1972 • Holt Rinehart & Winston

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The Breast by Philip Roth 


Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.   

Dust jacket is very nice; a few chipped egdes and two small sealed tears. - otherwise stunning with minimal wear.  Housed in a new HQ custom fit brodart jacket protector.

Book is mint.  Pristine burgundy cloth boards with gilded spine.  Reads like new. 

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.