Book #18608

The Breast - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Philip Roth
The Breast - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Philip Roth.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 78, [4] pages
Publisher: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.
ISBN: 0030037166

Unread first edition/first printing, small area of abrasion on front paste-down, else Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.

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.

Price: $30.00

Author Bio

Philip Roth

Philip Milton Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, March 19, 1933. He began publishing short stories in 1956. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) won the National Book Award, and since then he has published more than twenty-two books. In the 1990s, Roth won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), and the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995). American Pastoral (1997) and I Married a Communist (1998), the first two volumes of the American's trilogy that culminates in The Human Stain received the Pulitzer Prize and many others.